26
Mar

Torino’s Ciro Immobile scores volley of the year

Who isn’t a fan of volleys?

Oh, you aren’t? Well, then this video is not for you:

Torino striker Ciro Immobile scored an improbable goal against Roma on Tuesday that will have you questioning gravity and physics and all that nonsense. It also proves not to judge a player by his last name.

Immobile one-timed a high-arching pass from midfield and smashed it perfectly past Roma goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis for the golazo, which brought back memories Antonio Di Natale’s masterpiece a year ago:

Since that epicness, all volleys have been judged against “the Di Natale.” But after Tuesday, we may have to make “the Immobile” the new high-water mark, even if it doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.

22
Mar

Beckhamesque! Wayne Rooney scores from halfway line

imageImages: Reuters

Wayne Rooney makes $500,000 a week for Manchester United, which would normally infuriate every single one of us. But on this weekend, he’s worth every penny of that sum. Why do we say that?

Because look at this goal, that’s why:

Simply stunning.

Rooney’s half-volley rocket from about the halfway line gave United an early, thunderous 1-0 lead over West Ham, and David Moyes a rare reason to jump up off his bench in ecstasy. On the other side, poor Hammers keeper Adrian could only tumble to the ground helplessly as the ball swerved up and over him.

Good thing David Beckham was sitting down. The United legend was in attendance with his sons, clearly impressed by what he just witnessed:

imageImage via: @geniusfootball

Beckham, of course, knows a thing or two about scoring long-range golazos. He smashed one in from a similar spot as Rooney seventeen and a half years ago, against Wimbledon:

So, whose is better?

Sky Sports (h/t BBC Sport) asked Rooney himself if his goal was better than Beckham’s, to which the Rooney replied: “Of course, yeah!”

"It was just instinct," Rooney added. "I turned, had a quick look and saw the keeper off the line. I’ve tried it many times and thankfully it went in."

18
Nov

Ravel Morrison scores best training goal perhaps ever

West Ham striker and England under-21 international Ravel Morrison scored a stupendous goal during England practice last week. Though he wasn’t facing any defenders, Morrison receives 100 points for this acrobatic back-heel volley.

Tabbed as one of the most promising up-and-coming English players today, Morrison will be hard-pressed to come up with something more spectacular in a real game. The 20-year-old has five goals in 12 appearances for the Hammers this season, and two goals in three games with the U-21 Three Lions.

12
Jun

Wesley Sneijder scores heel flick golazo vs. China

Maybe Wesley Sneijder isn’t washed up yet after all. The Dutch star, who forced his way out of Inter but failed to impress for Galatasaray in the Champions League this season, rediscovered the swagger that made him one of the most skillful, feared midfielders in the world just a couple years ago. Look at that delightful back-heel!