We’ve been mad busy here at Proven Quality and have missed a couple of editions of Goals of the Week, but we’re back with your weekly dose of GIFly goodness, and you’re all going to forgive us for our absence, right?
Tottenham were held to a 2-2 draw at relegation threatened Wigan in a match which the Latics gave a good account of themselves, and were unlucky not to win. Wigan got off to terrible start though, passing the ball dangerously around their penalty area under strong pressing from the Tottenham forwards. That pressing paid off massively for Spurs when Maynor Figueroa made a poor pass to goalkeeper Joel Robles, who’s attempted clearance was blocked by Bale in acrobatic style straight into the Wigan net.
After an injury ravaged spell at AC Milan, Brazilian Alexandre Pato is back in his homeland with Corinthians. Pato has started to find some form, scoring 7 goals in 17 appearances. Corinthians beat Ponte Preta 4-0 this weekend to reach the São Paulo semi finals, with young Alexandre Duck scoring this excellent individual goal.
Juventus’ Chilean midfielder has been in brilliant form of late, scoring three goals in his previous two Serie A appearances. Vidal made it four goals in three matches with this beautifully struck shot against Torino.
This goal is less about West Ham’s loan star Andy Carroll’s brilliance than it is about Joe ‘best goalkeeper in the world’ Hart’s hilarious ineptitude. Luckily for Hart, Manchester City still managed to win 2-1 despite his blooper.
Marcel de Jong
FC Augsburg haven’t had the greatest of seasons and will have been relieved by their 3-0 home win against Stuttgart, which leaves them third from bottom with hope still of avoiding relegation. Augsburg’s second and third goals were both absolute crackers, here’s the second, a wonderful chipped effort from Marcel de Jong.
Augburg’s fellow relegation strugglers Fortuna Düsseldorf were on the wrong end of a 2-1 defeat against Borussia Dortmund, going two behind before pulling one back and almost salvaging a draw. It was Nuri Şahin who proved the difference for Dortmund though, scoring the first with this strike and setting up the second.
We can’t resist an overhead volley here and we’ll go all the way to Sweden to find them. Nigerian Kennedy Igboananike scored this overhead for AIK as they drew 3-3 with Halmstad BK and takes the Proven Quality goal of the week!