Top 10 Goals from Around the World This Weekend

Tom Webb@@tomwebby92UK Staff WriterJanuary 31, 2016

Top 10 Goals from Around the World This Weekend

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    After a weekend dominated by FA Cup action in England and league games across Europe and elsewhere, it's time to pick Bleacher Report's Goals of the Weekend.

    Regular golazo providers Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Pogba feature. So too do other big names, including Oscar and Wayne Rooney. Click through to find out the best strikes the world had to offer us this week...

10. Jon Stead (Notts County)

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    Veteran goalscorer Jon Stead showed he's capable of scoring a whole range of goals on Saturday with a fine solo run and finish in Notts County's 2-0 win away to Luton Town.

    The former Bradford City striker picked the ball up just inside his half and drove past three defenders before squeezing a finish past goalkeeper Elliot Justham to seal the victory. Well played, sir.

    [YouTube: Notts County FC]

9. Lewis McGugan (Sheffield Wednesday)

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    Sheffield Wednesday were the victims of the biggest shock of the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday, when they lost 3-2 away to League One side Shrewsbury Town.

    Despite the disappointing defeat, the best goal of the game undoubtedly came from the right foot of Wednesday midfielder Lewis McGugan.

    The sides were level at 1-1 when a half-clearance fell to McGugan some 25 yards from goal. He took it under control before sending a rasping half-volley through the crowded penalty area and into the far corner.

    A fine strike that'll likely provide little consolation for Wednesday fans.

    [YouTube: FATV]

8. Paul Pogba (Juventus)

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    Midfielder Paul Pogba capped off a fine performance with a typically brilliant goal in Juventus' 4-0 win over Chievo on Sunday.

    The Frenchman had already provided an assist for Alex Sandro when he picked the ball up 30 yards from goal. Running at the defence, he shimmied his way between two men before planting a clinical finish into the bottom corner.

    What a player.

    [Twitter: @juvefcdotcom]

7. Oscar (Chelsea)

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    Chelsea's 5-1 thrashing of Milton Keynes Dons on Sunday saw Brazilian playmaker Oscar net his first hat-trick for the club.

    The third was undoubtedly the highlight, as the baby-faced midfielder carried the ball across the edge of the box before whipping a delightful effort into the far corner.

    The Blues added two more goals in the second half, but it's Oscar's third that will be the best remembered.

    [Twitter: @btsportfootball]

6. Calum Chambers (Arsenal)

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    If you were to be told prior to the game that Arsenal's FA Cup fourth-round tie with Burnley would feature one particularly lovely finish, you probably wouldn't have guessed it to be from the boot of defender Calum Chambers.

    But that's exactly how it happened, as the defender opened the scoring with a glorious strike with the outside of his right boot.

    Clearly Chambers enjoyed it, as after the game team-mate Alex Iwobi revealed he had taken to referring to himself as "Canaldo." We'll let him have his moment...

    [YouTube: FATV]

5. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

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    Wayne Rooney continued his recent upturn in form with a fantastic goal as Manchester United progressed to the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 3-1 win away to Derby County on Friday.

    England's record goalscorer has scored six times in all competitions for United since the start of 2016, but his strike to break the deadlock at Pride Park was arguably the best.

    Receiving the ball on the left-hand side of the box, Rooney carried the ball inside before whipping a delightful curling effort into the far top corner.

    [YouTube: FATV]

4. Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli)

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    Napoli produced an impressive performance to beat Empoli 5-1 in Serie A on Sunday, with Lorenzo Insigne providing the highlight with an exquisite free-kick.

    The scores were level at 1-1 when the Italian midfielder placed the ball on the floor just outside the Empoli box. He proceeded to step up and whip a delicious dipping free-kick over the wall and under the crossbar, leaving the goalkeeper with no chance.

    Napoli went on to add three more goals before the end, but it was Insigne's goal that was arguably the most important and surely the best.

    [YouTube: Giurgintanu12]

3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)

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    Espanyol seem to bring the best out of Cristiano Ronaldo.

    The Real Madrid superstar scored five times when the two sides met in September, and he was in no mood for taking any prisoners when the two sides met again Sunday.

    Ronaldo netted another hat-trick, the second a stunning effort to put Los Blancos 4-0 up before half-time. Receiving the ball just outside the box, he dribbled his way through three defenders before smashing a stunning strike past goalkeeper Giedrius Arlauskis.

    Classic CR7.

    [Twitter: @MaxBentley1]

2. Yao Serge N’Guessan (Ivory Coast)

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    Yao Serge N’Guessan was the scorer of comfortably the longest-ranged goal of our top 10 this week, finding the net from just inside the opposition half as the Ivory Coast beat Cameroon 3-0 in the African Nations Championship.

    Picking the ball up inside his own half, the player sprinted forward before launching an incredible effort over the goalkeeper and into the back of the net.


    [YouTube: CAF TV]

1. Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma)

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    Stephan El Shaarawy only joined Roma on Tuesday, but it didn't take the forward long to make his mark in the Italian capital.

    Luciano Spalletti's side were drawing 1-1 with Frosinone on Saturday when defender Ervin Zukanovic whipped a searching cross into the penalty area. The ball reached El Shaarawy at a difficult height, but he adjusted quickly and sent a sensational backheel flick into the net at the near post.

    A dream debut, a wonderful goal and a worthy No. 1 in our Goals of the Weekend.

    [YouTube: FootGoalHD]