The Only Goal You Need to See This Weekend (Video)

Michael CummingsWorld Football Lead WriterNovember 4, 2012

Paul Scholes couldn't have done it better himself.

This weekend we saw loads of great goals, including sensational overhead kicks, a moving first-time volley, some world-class solo control and another instance of Barcelona doing Barcelona stuff.

But the best goal of the weekend was one that would make Manchester United's ageless midfielder proud.

Say hello to Lucas Pérez Martínez, a 24-year-old Spanish forward who currently plays for Karpaty Lviv of the Ukrainian Premier League. Lucas bounced around the reserve squads of a couple Spanish clubs in recent years before seemingly finding his feet in Eastern Europe.

And if this video is any indication, he is truly enjoying his time in the Ukraine.

Watch as Lucas drills in a volleyed shot directly from a corner kick. He hits the ball sweetly with his left foot and sends it past the goalkeeper at the near post from outside the box.

The shot has all the hallmarks of a great goal: power, precision, skill and blinding speed. In short, it's a flashy goal, and it brings to mind Scholes' famous strike against Bradford City.

Lucas' superb strike is our Set Piece Goal of the Weekend. Enjoy.

Now for the rest.

In England, Liverpool's Luis Suarez secured a draw for the Reds against Newcastle with a stunning solo goal that required impressive ball-control skills (here's another view).

In Spain, Roberto Soldado stunned previously unbeaten Atletico Madrid with this outstanding one-touch volley, and Barcelona did, well, Barcelona stuff.

Elsewhere, there were fine overhead kicks in Italy and Ukraine. But for our money, none of those could top Lucas and his powerful volley.