Ranking the 10 Best Goals of the Weekend

Ryan Bailey@ryanjaybaileyFeatured ColumnistFebruary 14, 2016

Ranking the 10 Best Goals of the Weekend

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    Barcelona and Real Madrid scored 10 goals between them at the weekend, which makes it a pretty typical weekend in world football.

    Both the Blaugrana and Los Blancos made it onto this week's golazo ranking, with the Catalonian effort proving to be particularly creative. 

    These Spanish strikes are joined in the ranking by great efforts from Germany, Italy, Mexico, Australia and the lower leagues of England. 

    Take a look through the rankings and leave your thoughts in the comments section.

10. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund) vs. Hannover

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    (Click here to see the goal)

    Borussia Dortmund maintained their pursuit of Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga with a 1-0 win over rock-bottom Hannover on Saturday.

    The only goal was converted by Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who picked up the ball inside his own half before slotting the ball inside the post

9. Keisuke Honda (Milan) vs. Genoa

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    AC Milan continued their pursuit of Champions League football on Sunday with a 2-1 victory over Genoa.

    The winner came just after the hour mark, when Keisuke Honda was given enough space and time to unleash an unstoppable long drive.

8. James Rodriguez (Real Madrid) vs. Athletic Club

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    Up until this weekend, Real Madrid hadn't scored less than five goals in any home match in 2016. In some ways, therefore, Los Blancos' 4-2 win over Athletic Club Bilbao on Saturday was a disappointment.

    However, there was nothing disappointing about James Rodriguez's wonderful goal—his fifth strike of the season.

7. Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town) vs. Blackpool

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    Blackpool lost 3-2 to fellow League One strugglers Shrewsbury Town on Saturday.

    The Shrews opened the scoring after just five minutes, when Nathaniel Knight-Percival pulled off an impressive overhead kick. 

    Not a bad finish for a defender.

6. Philip Billing (Huddersfield Town) vs. Nottingham Forest

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    Huddersfield Town ended a poor run of form in the Championship with a 2-0 win at Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

    The visitors' second goal was a glorious screamer from 19-year-old Philip Billing. It was, you will probably agree, a very nice way for the midfielder to score his first professional goal. 

5. Andre-Pierre Gignac (Tigres) vs. Tijuana

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    Tigres suffered a 2-1 defeat to Liga MX rivals Tijuana on Saturday, but they can take solace from Andre-Pierre Gignac's epic goal. 

    In the 71st minute, the Frenchman bagged his 21st league goal of the season with a superb first-time long-ranger.

4. Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday) vs. Brentford

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    (Skip to 4:27 to see the goal)

    Sheffield Wednesday stormed to a 4-0 win over Brentford on Saturday, thanks in part to their Golazo Scorer in Residence Gary Hooper.

    In the 30th minute, the former Celtic striker converted a tremendous volley. It marked the sixth time the 28-year-old won Sky Sports' Goal of the Day poll this season.

3. Bruno Fornaroli (Melbourne City) vs. Melbourne Victory

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    Saturday's Melbourne derby ended in a 2-2 deadlock, which kept City and Victory level on points in the A-League. 

    Bruno Fornaroli bagged both of City's goals, the first of which was quite special. The Uruguayan forward set up the counter-attacking move in the 22nd minute with a lovely rabona flick before finishing the move himself with a delicate chip.

2. Luis Suarez (Barcelona) vs. Celta Vigo

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    Barcelona put on a world-beating performance in their 6-1 demolition of Celta Vigo on Sunday evening, with each of their goals proving to be a masterpiece.

    The finest—and most outrageous—was surely their fourth. Lionel Messi stepped up to take a penalty, but instead of converting it for his 300th La Liga goal, he selflessly laid it off to his colleague Luis Suarez so he could complete his hat-trick. 

    It was a fitting tribute to the famous Cruyff-Olsen penalty of 1982.

1. Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) vs. Leyton Orient

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    Northampton Town remain at the summit of League Two following a 4-0 victory at Leyton Orient on Saturday. 

    Ricky Holmes has a few great strikes on his career highlight reel, and the 28-year-old added another with his stunning volleyed finish for the Cobblers' second of the afternoon.