Goals are an important part of Football. The goalscorers are highlighted even more in a Football match be it a striker or a defender. From La Liga to Major League Soccer, to the Premier League and the Women World Cup, 2016 has already produced a bumper crop of superb team goals, dipping long-range shots, and some gorgeous individual technique. Let us take a look at the Best Goals 2017.
Best Goals – An Exclusive List
10. Marcelo against Schalke:
This round of 16 tie with Schalke was a tricky one. With 3 injuries already on the list, Real Manager Ancelotti had to think a lot before playing the right combination. The man of the moment Ronaldo produced a brilliant assist and Marcelo finished it off with a spectacular screamer. shot that seemed to take a straight line to the roof of the 19 year old Timon Wellenreuther’s net.
9. Coutinho against Southampton:
The next in our list of Best Goals is Phillipe Coutinho’s absolute stunner against Southampton. Southampton has always been a solid side for Liverpool in last 3 years. This time Ronald Koeman had his all guns blazing against the in troubled Brendan Rodgers so that this defeat would meant that Rodgers would be shown the back gate.
Only three minutes into, Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho liked his chances unmarked on the edge of the final third. His shot produced a crossbar bouncer of unparalleled beauty.
8. Philip Mexes against Inter Milan:
Pre season friendly but the Milan Derby always rose tensions between the San Siro. The 2015 pre season friendly saw tensions rose in the San Siro. A 25th minute corner from Ricardo Montolivo which went horribly wrong but Philip Mexes was at the right end to side volley it into the side net which led the Rossoneri’s take a 1-0 lead.
7. Charlie Adam against Chelsea:
The next stunner in our list of Best Goals is Charlie Adams shot from the Centre line against Chelsea. Although Chelsea went on to win the Premiere League this season, Charlie Adam won the Premiere League Goal of the Year. The goal though was controversial started with a foul on Eden Hazard but referee said play on. Seeing Courtois off guard, Adams struck his shot from the halfway line in a Beckham style that eventually crossed the net.
6. Wendell Lira against Goianesia:
The most unnamed league from the top flight was Wendell Lira’s bicycle kick against Goianesia. This goal also won the FIFA PUSHKAS AWARD 2015 awarded to the best goal of the season. Match being tied at 1-1, a moment’s brilliance was required and it was supplied by Wendell Lira. Twisting and turning through the air, Lira managed this nimble half-bicycle kick on his way to ground for Goianesia in Brazil’s Goiano. A swift chip over the defence line and Lira managed to beat his defender and….the rest is history.
5. Lionel Messi against Bayern Munich:
The second goal in a Messi brace in the first leg of the Champions League semifinals against one of the best teams in the world, Bayern Munich was counted as the best goal of the tournament. Quickly entering like a lightning on the right side of the Penalty box, Messi slided onto the right side of the box and sent the ball over Manuel Neuer’s head. At the end, Messi reduced Jerome Boateng to a dust cloud.
4. Lionel Messi against Athletic Bilbao:
Again Lionel Messi on the cards in our list of Best Goals, this time in a Copa Del Rey Semi Final, Again on the right flank, Messi dribbled past three in the right wing, entered the penalty box, dodged two more and send it behind the net. The month of May proved productive for the Barcelona striker, and this goal was on another level of brilliance. It’s among the best, if not the best, Messi goal ever scored. In the Copa del Rey final.
3. Eduardo Vargas against Peru:
It was the time of Copa America and Chile’s best man Vargas was on the headlines again. The QPR loanee didn’t have a great season with his West London club, but did manage to produce one of the best goals of the Copa America tournament this summer. The match was tied at 1-1 when Vargas 72nd minute strike took the match in Chile’s favour.
2. Florenzi against Barceloan:
Alessandro Florenzi scored an absolute screamer that was later canceled out by Neymar’s strike that kept the match 1-1 at Olympic stadium in Rome. Roma were defending hard against the MSN Trio of Barcelona when Florenzi got the ball just behind the centre line. Seeing Ter Stegen unmarked, he whipped a long shot, Ter stegegen proceeded backwards but that was in vain.
1. Carli Lloyd against Japan:
The winner on our list of Best Goals comes from the FIFA Women World Cup. A goal, From the halfway line, To cap off a hat trick. Within the first 16 minutes of the game, In a World Cup final and this couldn’t have been much sweeter. In a completely one sided World Cup final, Lloyd finished his hat trick in style with his scissor kick.