Champions League Group Stage Round 1 – Top Goals

16 Sep

There were some cracking goals over the past two days. Some needed finesse. Others required technique and power. And then Barcelona showed off their ever-sexy PlayStation talent and rubbed it in the face of Panathinaikos.

All the very best goals from the first two days of group stage matches after the jump

For me, this is the best of them all. Müller uses the outside of his boot to curl in this half volley with such ease. Simply sensational:

Tino Costa of Valencia vs Bursaspor. This long distance strike surely makes this list. About 30 yards out? Why not:

Don’t sell this effort short by any means. Luisão’s incredible volley is a lot harder than it looks:

Pace, power, and precision. Twente’s Theo Janssen provides us with a clinic on taking free kicks, and starting fights:

It wouldn’t be a “best of” list without Barcelona. Messi’s second goal is a thing of beauty for all the purists out there:

Crouch gets a typical header out of this. But watch Jenas’ cross field, karate kick pass off the volley to start the run of play. It’s not always the finishing touch, but the build-up which makes a goal special:

And one more for the purists. Chamakh’s goal against Braga set up by Wilshere’s cheeky back heel:


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