Yet another week, yet another for a list of the top goals of the week
There were a plethora of goals to choose from this week. For the first time in quite a while, all of the goals on this list could have come from the same Premier League game.
Don't worry, they aren't all from that game. But three are.
Here is my list of the top goals of the week, listed in ascending order.
Real Madrid thrashed a La Liga team that wasn't Barcelona.
Get used to that sentence this season. Zaragoza's defense did not put up much...well, defense, especially in the build-up to this goal.
Maybe the degree of difficult wasn't too high for this goal, but Kaka's shot was beautifully tucked into the corner.
And it's just good to see the Brazilian getting a boost of confidence.
Registering first from the beatdown Man U laid on Arsenal is this goal from Nani.
Yes, the Arsenal defense was in a state of shock and left Nani all alone at the edge of the box.
Yes, this caused him to walk in untouched at the Szczesny.
But the finish is so calm and so deceiving that it makes me wonder how the Polish keeper didn't break his ankles.
When you can send the keeper one way and then chip the other, it's a goal that belongs in the top 10.
Are Barcelona and Real Madrid this good, or is La Liga this bad?
After watching this match, it's clear that it's a combination of both.
Barcelona's complete man-handling of Villarreal was a masterclass of playing, but where was Villarreal? Did they give up before kick-off?
Sure, there were also big scorelines in the Premier League this weekend, but does that happen every weekend? Not like in La Liga.
Clearly, Messi did very well on this goal. Not so much in the shot, but the through-ball to Thiago was sublime.
Can Barcelona do this to any team? Yes.
But again, the lack of resistance that Villarreal put up against this goal detracts from it.
Norwich played the first 15 minutes of this match with some pretty horrendous defense. This was highlighted by their decision not to close down on Bosingwa from about 15 yards.
Given the space he had, the Portuguese fullback just teed up and blasted a beautiful bullet in off the post.
The Argentine Primera Division registers their entry of the season on this list.
Godoy Cruz striker Alvaro Navarro takes the ball against Lanus, strikes from about 25 yards and puts it past the keeper.
Look at the bend in the slow-motion replay.
A battle of Ligue 2 sides Sedan and Nantes in the Coup de la Ligue produces our fifth entry in this week's best goals.
In the second goal of the video, Senegalese striker Mamadou Diallo takes the ball off the bounce and volleys it into the side of the net in the dying minutes to put the match out of reach.
The third of Manchester United's octuple registers as No. 4 in our list of the top goals.
If I had seen this goal before the game and known it was against Arsenal, I would not have thought it would be fourth on this list.
In the end, however, it is one of so many in the game and, incredibly, not even the best goal of its own match.
Rooney stepped up to the free kick and delivered a curling bullet that Szczesny did very well to even get a hand on as he dove. However, the shot was too good, and the Polish keeper was only able to push the ball further into the side netting.
The first of Franco Di Santo's double against QPR is No. 3 on this list.
The Argentine striker takes the cross and controls it with a touch that allows him to volley neatly past Paddy Kenny.
The move was done in one fluid motion, making the goal all the more impressive.
Who saw that coming?
The second goal for Manchester United is my choice for the second goal of the week.
Ashley Young's play since coming to Manchester has been incredible, and that did not end in this game against Arsenal.
The first of his brace came when the English midfielder faked out a defender at 15 yards, then turned and unleashed a beautiful curling ball just around the outstretched hand of Szczesny (poor guy) and into the corner of the net.
London could not have had a worse weekend.
Has anyone else noticed how exciting the French leagues have been so far this season?
In the Coup de la Ligue third round, Nice got their first win of the season against a Toulouse squad mostly due to this amazing volley by French winger Anthony Mounier.
Controlling the ball off his chest from about 20 yards out, Mounier unleashed a stunning volley that looped over keeper Remy Riou and in the corner of the net.
This remarkable game-winning shot tops the list.