Manuel Da Costa Scores from Long Range for Sivasspor in Turkish League

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterSeptember 16, 2013

There might have been a few stunning goals from around Europe this weekend, but you won't find a more sweetly struck ball than Manuel da Costa's effort for Sivasspor in the Turkish League.

The ball broke back to the Portuguese centre-back, who drilled home from 35 yards. 

It was low, powerful and found its way cleanly through a sea of bodies on the edge of the penalty area.

Sivasspor were in action against Eskişehirspor in the fourth game of the season.

The visitors had gone in front only for Sivasspor to level before the break. Three minutes after the interval, Da Costa powered in his goal.

It was not a winner, however—Veysel Sari bagged an equaliser, before French midfielder Aatif Chahechouhe struck late on in the match to seal the victory.

It was quite a way for Da Costa to make an impact early in his time in Turkey.

The 27-year-old defender has had spells all across Europe during his career, including stops in France, Russia, the Netherlands and the Premier League with West Ham United.