After a tough run of form, Ajax and Niklas Moisander needed only four minutes to turn things around this weekend.
Lucky for us, Moisander's goal was worth waiting 90 minutes for.
Moisander scored in the fourth minute as Ajax earned a much-needed 2-0 win at FC Twente on Saturday in the Dutch Eredivisie. Moisander's goal—a wicked, bending, left-footed rocket—was so solid, we're naming it our B/R World Football Goal of the Weekend.
A clip with the goal appears above. Enjoy.
Moisander's goal and Ajax's win came at the end of a tough spell for the club. Frank De Boer's team crashed out of the KNVB Cup (to AZ Alkmaar) and the UEFA Europa League (to Steaua Bucharest, on penalties) in successive weeks.
Toby Alderweireld added the second goal in the 35th minute. Ajax cruised from there against a manager-less Twente and pulled within two points of leaders PSV with nine matches left in the season.
“We dominated today and rewarded ourselves”, said De Boer (via Ajax.nl). “We needed this as a team. We were waiting for a win. We continued to believe in our field play and never doubted ourselves. We didn’t let a strong opponent like Twente come into the game for even one minute.”
Moisander's meandering rocket beat out some stiff competition for the title of B/R World Football Goal of the Weekend.
What was your favorite goal of the weekend? Did we miss something brilliant? Let us know about it in the comments.