25 Best Goals of February in World Football
February 2012 provided us with an extra day to see some of the best goals in World Football.
This month has flown by and there are no shortage of great goals that could be on this list. Some of your favourites may or may not have made it.
Bleacher Report presents the 25 Best Goals of February in World Football.
Andre Santos vs. Legia Varsovia
Andre Santos shows some nice technique and creativity here with an a goal that would make Quaresma proud, wherever he is.
Sergei Semak vs. Benfica
Sergei Semak's cheekiness gets him on this list. It may not have the technique of our previous slide but it requires a great deal of composure and skill to pull that off.
Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Rayo Vallecano
Sure, there is a little element of luck here but that is the case with some other great goals this game as seen as well.
Cristiano Ronaldo shows incredibly quick thinking and great execution to score this goal.
Mehmet Topal vs. Stoke City
Long-range goals are almost always beautiful goals and Mehmet Topal's entry here is no exception. It went into the top corner quite emphatically.
Daniel Ljuboja vs. Slask Wroclaw
Daniel Ljuboja's free-kick is great. It is not from an angle that is usually suitable for left-footers and that makes it even better how he sweetly curves it into the top corner.
The keeper really had no chance of reaching that.
Joao Pereira vs. Nacional
Joao Pereira shows some great dribbling, pace and composure in this goal. All of this coming from a right-back as well.
Massimo Donati vs. Lazio
Massimo Donati joins Mehmet Topal in the long-range bomb category. His goal is closer to the 18-yard box but the curve and accuracy necessary cannot be overlooked.
Kevin Prince-Boateng vs. Arsenal
There is no doubt that this had to be on the list. The quickness with which Kevin Prince-Boateng reset himself to shoot after his first touch as well as the power and accuracy of that shot make it something really special.
Lionel Messi vs. Atletico
Lionel Messi shows some quick thinking to go along with his great skill here. This a great example of the need to be concentrated on the game 100 percent. Atletico Madrid was not and paid for it dearly.
Fraizer Campbell vs. Norwich
Fraizer Campbell comes back from injury with a bang. It was a great strike from a striker who recently got his first call-up to the England squad.
Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Levante
Cristiano Ronaldo provides us with what is probably the best long-range goal in this list, beside probably Hugo Viana's effort.
The power and dip of this shot is incredible and, while it is something we are used to seeing from Ronaldo, it is certainly pretty spectacular this time around.
Juan Mata vs. Manchester United
Maybe Fernando Torres should become a provider more. The cross was immaculate but Juan Mata still had to use all of his technique and skill to unleash what was a venomous volley.
Bruno Cessar Correa vs. Mes Kerman
Yes, he does lose the ball a little when he first gets into the box, but Bruno Cessar Correa shows some great dribbling in tight spaces and caps it off with a cool finish.
Hugo Viana vs. Portimonense Golo
Goals from inside one's own half are always special. The fact that this was a game-winner from Hugo Viana makes it better. Even if the keeper had not slipped it would have been hard for him to stop the ball.
Juan Arango vs. Borussia Mochengladbach
At first glance, the goal doesn't look like much. When you see the replays though you see what exactly Juan Arango does, and how coolly he does it.
Antonio Di Natale vs. Fiorentina
Antonio Di Natale just scores for fun. He chips the keeper inside the box and with defenders closing in on him. That requires some great skill and composure.
Rodrigo Palacio vs. Lazio
Rodrigo Palacio shows some ingenuity and cheekiness here. You have to be in great form and have some confidence to pull that off and Palacio certainly did then.
Henri Lansbury vs. Belgium U-21
Was it a cross or a shot? Does it really matter? Henri Lansbury scores a beautiful goal here that sets up the England U-21 squad for a good win.
Hassan Al Mohammad vs. Al Ahed
Hassan Al Mohammad picks up the ball inside deep inside his own half, dribbles for a little, and then calmly chips the keeper from just inside his half. He showed great awareness to realize where keeper was and the creativity to try something fantastic.
Shinji Okazaki vs. Hannover
Shinji Okazaki is not the best Japanese player whose first name is Shinji but he shows some incredible skill here. Great goal.
Pio vs. Palmeiras
And Pio is his name-o. Okay, that's not his real name. This is a truly wonderful strike though from Francisco Hercules de Araujo.
Leon Jessen vs. Borussia Mochengladbach
This is another fantastic long-range strike. Leon Jessen gets his team back into the game with a great touch and then a powerful shot.
Juan Cuadrado vs. Siena
Juan Cuadrado waltzes through Sinea's defense and then decides to just finish things off, with a chip over the keeper.
Josh Wright vs. Burnley
Josh Wright's one-time volley from 30 yards out is, as the commentator said, simply sensational.
Charlie Mulgrew vs. Dunfermline
Charlie Mulgrew's hammers home an absolutely terrific long-range goal here. There is accuracy and tons of power behind the ball and the keeper certainly had no chance.