Kafoumba Coulibaly (Saint-Etienne 0-2 Nice):
Honourable mention(s): Lionel Messi (Real Mallorca 0-3 Barcelona); Scott Parker (West Ham United 3-1 Liverpool); Alexis Sánchez (Palermo 0-7 Udinese)
I disagree with this choice – there’s no way he meant that!
You’re right, he didn’t mean it. He admitted as much after the game. I just thought that it was such an extraordinary strike that it merited recognition. It’s not like it was a flukey, mishit cross either. He was clearly aiming to flash the ball towards goal at pace and, if anything, he simply struck the ball a little too purely.
[...] The U.S. national team captain, Carlos Bocanegra, 31, almost scored off the corner kick on Saturday, during Nice’s 2-0 victory over Saint-Etienne. A left-back who moved last summer from Rennes, currently leading the Ligue 1, in order to stabilize his playing time in the starting XI, Bocanegra can hardly be blamed for not tracking the Ivory Coast striker Kafoumba Coulibaly, in the ludicrously entertaining goal that gave Nice the lead, as documented by Tom Williams. [...]
The lengendary goal of Roberto Carlos
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