The week of November 9th-15th saw some truly spectacular goals scored around the world.
Here at 101, we are dedicated to showing you only the best of the best, and have managed to whittle down the latest batch of world-class finishes to a list of five.
5: Vincenzo Grifo for Italy vs Estonia
Italy played host to Estonia on Wednesday evening.
The tie held little importance in terms of the result due to it only being a friendly clash.
However, Roberto Mancini and co. would have no doubt been eager to start this break with a win before some much tougher Nations League ties later in the week.
And when all was said and done, a comfortable win is exactly what the Azzurri managed.
There were a number of top goals on the day but Vincenzo Grifo’s first of the clash 14 minutes in was the pick of the bunch:
What a hit from Grifo!
Lasanga lays the ball off for him and it’s a thunderous hit that put Italy ahead!
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) November 11, 2020
4: Dominik Szoboszlai for Hungary vs Iceland
Hungary faced Iceland on Thursday evening, in a Euro 2020 play-off clash.
The winner, of course, was guaranteed a place at next summer’s European Championships.
And when Everton’s Gylfi Sigurdsson fired Iceland into the lead with just 11 minutes on the clock, things didn’t look great for Hungary.
However, late drama eventually saw Marco Rossi’s side come from behind to clinch a historic win.
First, Loic Nego drew Hungary level 88 minutes in. Then, with the tie looking set to head to extra time.
Dominik Szoboszlai, a man heavily linked with Arsenal of late, would then pick up the ball inside his own half, before driving on to net a fantastic solo effort in the 92nd minute:
Introducing Hungary’s 20-year-old superstar
The next big thing in Euro football?
— Optus Sport (@OptusSport) November 13, 2020
3: Remo Freuler for Switzerland vs Spain
Switzerland would face off with Spain on Saturday evening in a Nations League clash.
The tie had little significance for the Swiss as they started the day dead bottom of their group with just two points.
Spain, meanwhile, began the break sat top of Group 4, though Luis Enrique’s side will have been well aware that Germany were hot on their heels and likely to beat Ukraine.
The German’s managed a win in Group 4’s remaining clash, meaning Spain had to win on Saturday to maintain top spot.
However, the Spaniard’s had a nightmare start to the tie when Remo Freuler netted a spectacular opener 26 minutes in.
Borussia Monchengladbach’s Breel Embolo burst down the right flank before whipping a lovely ball across to Freuler who struck his effort sweetly, leaving Unai Simon with too much to do:
Switzerland lead Spain!
Embolo drives down the right flank before neatly cutting the ball back to Freuler, who finishes superbly to give the hosts an early advantage.
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) November 14, 2020
2: Florencia Bonsegundo for Valencia vs Real Betis
Valencia’s Women’s team faced off with Real Betis earlier this week.
Valencia would head into the clash as favourites after a decent start to the season.
Betis, meanwhile, had won just one of their last six league outings before facing off with Los Murciélagos.
However, it would actually be Real Betis who emerged with something of a shock win.
Despite the loss, though, Valencia fans will still likely remember this game somewhat fondly thanks to Florencia Bonsegundo’s sensational 7th-minute strike:
¡! ¡! ¡!
Flor Bonsegundo para adelantar al @VCF_Femenino
¡RT y que todo el mundo lo vea! pic.twitter.com/wah0mkSVkb
— GOL (@Gol) November 11, 2020
1: Aybol Abiken for Kazakhstan vs Albania
101’s top goal of the week is somewhat bizarre and highlights one of the more positive sides of international football.
Albania and Kazakhstan would go head-to-head on Sunday in the pair’s penultimate Nations League clash of the year.
The tie held little importance to Kazakhstan, who started the day bottom of their group and were unable to clinch top spot.
Meanwhile, 2nd-place Albania needed to win to keep their qualification hopes alive heading into the final matchday where they face off with table-topping Belarus.
And when all was said and done, that is exactly what Albania did, putting three past Michal Bílek’s side.
However, Kazakhstan would net a rather bizarre consolation goal 24 minutes in when Aybol Abiken somehow managed to lob Albania’s keeper seconds after kicking off:
Kazakhstan’s Aybol Abiken scores an incredible goal from the kick-off against Albania in the Nations League surprising their opponents and the commentator! pic.twitter.com/bclkk9TxRh
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) November 16, 2020
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