World Football

World Football: 5 Stunning Goals Scored Around the World This Weekend

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 02:  Shinji Kagawa of Manchester United celebrates scoring to make it 3-0 with team mate and claim a hat-trick with team mate Wayne Rooney during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Norwich City at Old Trafford on March 2, 2013 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Dan TalintyreSenior Analyst IIMarch 4, 2013

What another fantastic week it was in world football!

From Real Madrid's thrilling victory over Barcelona in El Classico to Tottenham prevailing over Arsenal in the North London derby, action right around the world proved to be simply phenomenal once again—as were the goals that were scored throughout!

Here are five stunning goals scored around the world this week that you definitely should watch to kick off the new week.

 

Wayne Rooney Wraps It Up vs. Norwich City

Having already sat three goals up on the Canaries thanks to a Shinji Kagawa hat-trick, Rooney decides to show that he's more than just a pass master for United.

The Red Devils star picks it up about 25 yards out, angles past two defenders and then sends a dipping rocket in the top corner to seal the win for United.

 

Graham Carey Makes a Name for Himself

Never heard of Graham Carey? That's all right.

It's okay not to know the names of every player on St. Mirren this year.

But after this sensational effort against Hearts, Carey is a name you might want to watch out for again—especially if he's going to keep shooting.

 

Pass, Pass, Pass, Pass, Pass, Goal!

Dominic Samuel puts on a beautiful lesson regarding the importance of passing when in an attacking opportunity to better your team's chances.

He lets option after option go past before somehow surviving the tackles to net a very important goal for Reading U-21 against Manchester City U-21's.

Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo would both be proud of this one.

 

Ajax Thump Home Against FC Twente

Often, in the first few minutes of a game, strikers and midfielders will back their chances at scoring—just to get their first shot out of their system for the match ahead.

It doesn't matter how far out or how impossible it is; having that early shot and getting settled can do wonders for the rest of the match ahead.

However, in Niklas Moisander's case, sometimes those goals go in—and it makes for some pretty spectacular viewing in the process.

 

Alessandro Del Piero Does What He Does Best

He might be 1,000 miles away from Italy at the moment, but Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero showed he's still one of the best in the world with this remarkable effort for Sydney FC.

Perth Glory just gave the legend too much time in the middle and too much space to get his shot off. And when that happens, Del Piero doesn't usually miss.

 

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