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Greatest World Football Moments of the Weekend with Aquilani, Aguero and Oscar

Karl MatchettFeatured ColumnistJanuary 27, 2014

Greatest World Football Moments of the Weekend with Aquilani, Aguero and Oscar

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    Welcome to the latest round-up of all the best moments of action from around the football world, as we take in some epic moments of goalscoring, comebacks and combinations of both.

    We've got two hat-tricks for you this time, a couple of free-kicks and some high-class technique on show throughout.

    From the Serie A to the Bundesliga, the FA Cup to the Brazilian State Championships—these are the moments of the weekend.

Alberto Aquilani Hits a Hat-Trick

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    We kick off in Italy and Serie A, where Fiorentina midfielder Alberto Aquilani was in barnstorming form to net a hat-trick.

    The former Liverpool man only had one goal all season prior to the game against Genoa, but scored all three for his team on Sunday.

    Sadly it wasn't enough for three points, with the scoreline finishing up 3-3.

Oscar's Fantastic Free-Kick

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    Our first free-kick of the weekend and perhaps the best one around comes from the FA Cup in England.

    Oscar was the set piece whiz who befuddled the goalkeeper, sending his shot over the wall, wrong-footing the stopper and finding the top corner of the net.

    This was a strike worthy of settling a game and that's exactly what it did in a 1-0 win for Chelsea over Stoke.

AC Milan's Late, Late Turnaround

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    Clarence Seedorf has a big job on his hands to reverse the fortunes of ailing AC Milan, but he took another step in the right direction at the weekend—albeit thanks to a very late turnaround.

    Trailing 1-0 heading into the last five minutes of the game at Cagliari, Seedorf must have been fearing the worst.

    Three minutes and two goals later, his side were heading for three unexpected league points.

    Mario Balotelli curled in a free-kick, before Giampaolo Pazzini struck a last-minute winner.

Huntelaar Back with a Bang

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    Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has been out of action since late August with a serious knee injury, but having recovered over the winter break, he returned to Schalke's team against Hamburger SV in his side's first league game of 2014.

    It took the Dutch striker all of 34 minutes to get back on the scoresheet too, rising to power home a cross from the right with his head.

    That gives Huntelaar three goals in just 207 minutes of football so far this season.

Nuri Sahin Bends One in

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    A different technique to Oscar's, this, but no less effective.

    Nuri Sahin was Borussia Dortmund's set-piece hero against Augsburg on Saturday, curling in this fine effort in the second half to help his team regain the lead.

    The match ended up 2-2, with future Dortmund striker Ji Dong-Won scoring the equaliser late on.

Sergio Aguero's Cup Treble

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    Sergio Aguero has made a fantastic return to form after injury and he continued that streak with a hat-trick against Championship side Watford at the weekend.

    Despite Watford being 2-0 up at the break, City struck four times in the final half-hour to run out 4-2 winners and progress to the FA Cup fifth round.

    Aguero hit goal numbers one, two and four for a quite superb treble.

Great Skills by Hazard...No, the Other One!

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    Chelsea fans have gotten used to Eden Hazard performing plenty of tricks, showing off his pace and dribbling ability and causing problems for defenders over the last 18 months, and brother Thorgan showed he's capable of the same at the weekend.

    Here's Thorgan Hazard in action for Zulte-Waregem, where he's on loan from the London club.

Rafael Vaz with a Stylish Sixth

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    We finish up in Brazil with a game from the Campeonato Carioca, where Vasco da Gama smashed six without reply past Friburguense on Sunday.

    The strike of the game was this gem from Rafael Vaz, the last goal of the match which came 12 minutes from time.

    Great technique, great goal, great victory for his team.

     

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