It was an action-packed week before the international break in Europe with several majestic performances from the top clubs. Liverpool defeated arch-rivals Manchester City at home to go 8 points clear at the top. Manchester United played some of the best football they have managed this season to defeat Brighton while marauding Leicester City defeated Arsenal to pile on the misery on Unai Emery. Barcelona and Real Madrid had it easy with one-sided wins with Lionel Messi scoring a hat-trick in the defending champions match against Celta Vigo. Juventus and Inter Milan continued their close battle over supremacy in Italy with hard-fought victories. A look at the top 5 goals of the week.
Marcus Rashford vs Brighton
Fred has had a difficult time so far at Old Trafford, but the Brazilian showed his quality with an excellent pick out of Anthony Martial. The Frenchman then, in turn, fed Marcus Rashford to fire in an excellent goal for United. The goal also meant the Red Devils got back their two-goal cushion, minutes after Brighton had scored.
Paulo Dybala vs AC Milan
Another Paulo Dybala goal when his team needed it the most, the little Argentine is the go-to man this season for Juventus. After replacing Cristiano Ronaldo in the second half, Dybala dazzled his way in the AC Milan box to fire home a low drive in the bottom corner.
Lucas Olaza vs Barcelona
A wonderful free-kick by Lucas Olaza brought Celta Vigo level against Barcelona. The curling effort by Olaza gave Ter Stegen no chance as he dived towards his left hoping to stop the effort but to no avail.
Lionel Messi vs Celta Vigo
Lionel Messi is known as the king of free-kicks in modern-day football, and the Barcelona skipper showed his class again. After Olaza’s free-kick brought Celta Vigo level, Barcelona went ahead with a 25-yard curling dead-ball expertise by Lionel Messi, which had the cameraman show in numerous clips of the goal.
Fabinho vs Manchester City
The Brazilian international’s rocket in Liverpool’s win over defending champions Manchester City is our top goal of the week. After a debate over handball in their own box, Liverpool broke with the pace with the ball falling at the feet of Fabinho some 30 yards out. His precision strike flew into the net to the cheers of thousands of fans.
We now look forward to some exciting football in the international week and hope to bring you more such quality goals.