Top 10 Goals from Around the World This Weekend

Tom Webb@@tomwebby92UK Staff WriterApril 18, 2016

Top 10 Goals from Around the World This Weekend

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    Things are heating up across Europe, where the continent's biggest leagues are fast approaching a climax.

    In England, Arsenal failed to capitalise on Premier League leaders Leicester City's 2-2 draw with West Ham United, as manager Arsene Wenger's men stuttered to a 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace.

    Meanwhile, the La Liga title race got more interesting still as Barcelona lost at home to Valencia, allowing Real and Atletico Madrid to close the gap at the top of the table.

    It's a somewhat different story for Juventus, who moved another step closer to a fifth consecutive Serie A title with a 4-0 win over Palermo.

    From these leagues and elsewhere, read on to check out our pick of the top 10 goals from around the world this weekend.

Bruno Fornaroli, MELBOURNE CITY vs. Perth Glory

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    Our first goal comes from Australia's A-League, where Melbourne City beat Perth Glory 2-0 in the elimination final at AAMI Park.

    Bruno Fornaroli was the hero for City, as he secured the victory almost single-handedly with two sensational goals.

    The Uruguayan's first strike after 40 minutes was narrowly the pick of the pair, as he threw himself into a spectacular overhead kick that found its way into the top corner.

    He then made sure of the win with 15 minutes remaining with a pinpoint free-kick.


John Fleck, COVENTRY CITY vs. Millwall

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    Coventry City came from behind to claim a 2-1 win over Millwall at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday.

    Byron Webster put the visitors ahead after 19 minutes, before John Fleck levelled the scores just after the hour mark with a gorgeous strike.

    Picking the ball up 35 yards from goal, Fleck's first touch teed the ball up for his left foot, before his second sent the ball arching and curling into the top corner.

    Marcus Tudgay scored nine minutes later to complete the Sky Blues' comeback.


Angel Di Maria, PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN vs. Caen

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    The already-confirmed Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain romped to a 6-0 victory at home over Caen on Saturday.

    Angel Di Maria provided the pick of the goals, as he showed searing pace to get away from the defence before scooping an audacious lob over the goalkeeper in the 52nd minute.

    It was a goal that brought back memories of Di Maria's sensational effort while playing for Manchester United against Leicester in September 2014—the undoubted highlight of the Argentinian's difficult spell in a red shirt.


Didier Drogba, Chicago Fire vs. MONTREAL IMPACT

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    Didier Drogba opened his MLS account for the season in enjoyably cheeky fashion during Montreal Impact's 2-1 win away to Chicago Fire.

    Kennedy Igboananike put the home side ahead after 29 minutes. Drogba then showed his class 11 minutes into the second half.

    With his team trailing, the former Chelsea striker produced a sublime touch to flick Dominic Oduro's cross into the back of the net.

    Ignacio Piatti then grabbed a late winner to earn Montreal their fourth win of the season.


Barrie McKay, RANGERS vs. Celtic

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    Rangers took the spoils from a highly anticipated Old Firm derby on Sunday after a 5-4 penalty-shootout win in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup at Hampden Park.

    The match finished 2-2 after 120 minutes of frantic football, with the pick of the goals coming via the right boot of Barrie McKay.

    Extra time was just six minutes old when McKay looked up and smashed a stunning 25-yard effort into the top corner to put Rangers ahead.

    Celtic equalised through Tom Rogic, but manager Mark Warburton's side prevailed on penalties to book their place in the final against Hibernian.


Kevin Kampl, BAYER LEVERKUSEN vs. Eintracht Frankfurt

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    Bayer Leverkusen moved up to third in the Bundesliga with a 3-0 win at home to Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

    However, manager Roger Schmidt's side had to wait until the 70th minute for a breakthrough, when substitute Kevin Kampl came off the bench to score with his first touch.

    And what a first touch it was. The Slovenian midfielder latched on to a half-clearance and hit a brilliant first-time volley that flew past the goalkeeper and into the net.

    Julian Brandt and Karim Bellarabi then added some gloss to the scoreline as Leverkusen made the most of Hertha Berlin's defeat to Hoffenheim.

Oliver Turton, CREWE ALEXANDRA vs. Scunthorpe United

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    The already-relegated Crewe Alexandra may have fallen to a seventh consecutive defeat at home to Scunthorpe United on Saturday, but Oliver Turton's brilliant 15th-minute opener at least gave them something to celebrate.

    The defender let fly from 35 yards to put Crewe ahead, before Scunthorpe rallied back to claim a 3-2 victory.

    Still, at least the home support had Turton's goal to enjoy for a short while. Not a bad hit for a defender.


Aaron Cresswell, Leicester City vs. WEST HAM UNITED

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    Leicester City's unlikely romp to a potential maiden Premier League title was temporarily knocked off course on Saturday by a stunning Aaron Cresswell strike for West Ham United.

    Andy Carroll had just cancelled out Jamie Vardy's opener from the spot, when Cresswell raced onto a half-cleared cross, controlled the ball with his midriff and hit a sensational bouncing volley that flew into the top corner, leaving Kasper Schmeichel with no chance.

    Leonardo Ulloa grabbed a late equaliser with a controversial penalty, leaving two of the Premier League's most improved teams to settle for a 2-2 draw.

Gianluca Lapadula, PESCARA vs. Cesena

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    Gianluca Lapadula showed exactly why he's attracting the interest of clubs including Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona on Friday with a superb overhead kick in Pescana's 1-0 win over Cesena.

    The scores were locked until the 77th minute of the Serie B tie, when Lapadula met Cristian Pasquato's chipped through ball with a stunning piece of innovation and athleticism, sending the ball past the rooted goalkeeper and into the bottom corner.

    Lapadula is Serie B's top scorer with 22 goals, but with goals like that, he won't be playing in Italy's second division for much longer.


Juan Cuadrado, JUVENTUS vs. Palermo

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    Juan Cuadrado continued his impressive loan spell with Juventus on Sunday with a lovely goal in his side's 4-0 win at home to Palermo.

    Faced by a three-man defence some 25 yards from goal, the Colombian beat one defender with an outrageous piece of skill, threw off another with a subtle feint and placed a clinical strike into the top corner.

    Just naughty.