Mihai Radut Scores the Only Goal You Need to See This Weekend

Michael Cummings@MikeCummings37World Football Lead WriterAugust 5, 2012

Did he mean it? Does it really matter?

Mihai Radut, a 22-year-old Romanian midfielder, scored a memorable goal this weekend and the debate over whether or not he meant to do it will probably rage on for some time.

The goal, which happened during a Romanian league match between Radut's CS Pandurii Targu Jiu (he's on loan from Steaua Bucharest) and Ceahlaul Piatra Neamt, appears above. It's our choice for the weekend's best goal in world football.

Watch as the corner kick flies in from the left flank and Radut flicks the ball with the back of his foot. At first, the ball seems to be looping up and over the goal.

But with the goalkeeper beaten and scrambling toward his back post, the ball nestles into the far corner for a pretty goal.

So, once again, did Radut mean it? We doubt it, but you're welcome to change our minds in the comments section.

By the way, Pandurii won the match 3-1. With the victory, Radut's new team tops the Romanian table with nine points through three matches. In fairness, though, Dinamo Bucharest and Steaua Bucharest are three points back with a match in hand.

Ceahlaul, meanwhile, sit in the relegation zone with one point through three matches. Only Turnu Severin and Studentesc Iasi are lower in the table.

It's a long season, though, which means there's plenty of time for Ceahlaul to turn it around. And more time for Radut to score cheeky goals with no-look flying back-heels.

Here's hoping we see him again this season.

[h/t 101 Great Goals]