My personal top three goals are:
Lionel Messi against Athletic Bilbao – Personally, I’m not a big fan of long range goals. The reason being, I feel majority of these goals are due to poor positioning of the goalkeeper. It gives a different feeling when a player dodges past two-three players with ease and finds the net either with a chip, curler or simply placing the ball outside the reach of the goal keeper. Messi did exactly the same with that goal against Bilbao – hugging the touchline, he first dribbled past few players before rushing into the box, made a room for himself by cutting inside and then placed a fierce shot into the net – sensational golazo!
Philippe Coutinho vs Stoke City – The goal was quite similar to the one scored by Shaqiri against England, but I feel Coutinho’s effort was better. The timing of the goal – scored in the dying minutes of the match to seal three points for Liverpool – plus the execution to go with it, made it look classy.
James Rodriguez vs Almeria – Rodriguez has scored some wonderful goals in his career, and this one is surely one of them. Such a wonderful technique to hit the volley first time, with feet above the ground – absolutely top class.