Alright folks, Are you ready for a new week of football or are you still feeling worse for wear after over-indulging on chocolate and booze? Here at Proven Quality we’re sitting pretty in the latter category but Champions League football returns tonight and we’ve got something to pick you up right away – it’s Goals of the Week time!
Thierry Henry’s presence in North London might be reduced to a statue these days but he’s still slotting in the goals in the U.S.A.
Henry came on as a second-half substitute and took only 22 minutes to score this beauty. Henry’s first goal of the new Major League Soccer season gave New York Red Bulls a 2-1 victory over Philadelphia Union.
The Swedish league might not be the most glamorous, but as previous editions of Goals of the Week have shown us, even the so-called ‘lesser’ leagues can supply some top quality GOTW fodder from time to time. This goal from South African forward Tokelo Rantie is from Malmö’s 1-1 draw with Halmstad.
Manchester United travelled to Chelsea yesterday for a FA Cup replay that had been squeezed into the schedule only two days after both teams had played in the Premier League. Chelsea won a match in which both side’s fatigue was evident, when this wonderful pass from Juan Mata combined with a sublime finish from Demba Ba.
Ajax romped to a 4-1 Eredivisie win over N.E.C. (Nijmegen), and Danish forward Viktor Fischer was on top-form, grabbing two goals. One of his goals was really something special, just look at this beautiful chip over the keeper from outside the penalty box.
Sometimes it’s not the finish or the assist that makes for a great goal, but the circumstances in which a goal is scored or the player that scores it. As far as epic circumstances for goals go, it doesn’t get much better than a last-minute winner or equaliser, and there is no better player to see get on the scoresheet than a goalkeeper!
That’s exactly what happened this weekend when St Pauli goalkeeper Philipp Tschauner popped up to level the score in the dying minutes of the Hamburg team’s match against SC Paderborn 07 in the German 2nd Bundesliga.
Philipp, your header not only got your team the draw, but also gets you the Proven Quality Goal of the Week!