With domestic football on a brief hiatus, we turned our attention to this week’s set of international fixtures, including some crucial Euro 2016 play-off games between the likes of Ireland and Bosnia, and Hungary and Norway. As always, the quality on display did not disappoint with a myriad of impressive goals flying in in all four corners of the globe. Here at ComeOn! we’ve highlighted our four favourite goals from this week’s action.
Dele Alli – England
In a game that mattered very little due to non-footballing reasons, it was Spurs youngster Dele Alli who made his name in an England shirt on a very poignant night at Wembley Tuesday evening. After England’s fitting pre-match tribute to the tragic events that unfolded in Paris last Friday, it was the home side who took much of the initiative throughout the game, garnering a 2-0 victory against a French side of whom will arguably become a much more fearsome force come the European Championships next summer.
And despite the result not really mattering, the impressive display exhibited by 19-year-old Dele Alli on his full international debut cannot be disputed with the central midfielder putting in a solid, mature performance, scoring this absolute firecracker of a goal in the process just before half time.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Sweden
Tuesday night was the night European hopefuls Sweden needed their enigmatic striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to deliver the goods in a tight contest with Scandinavian neighbours Denmark. Just a draw would be enough for Blågult to book their place at next year’s European championships following a 2-1 victory in the previous leg and it was indeed PSG forward Zlatan who led his Sweden side to victory with two goals that secured a 2-2 draw to send his side through. His second goal, a delicious pinpoint free kick from 30 yards out was in particular a sight for sore eyes, which is why we have it for you below if you haven’t seen it already.
Brzyski – Legia
Away from the international scene, it was Legia Warsaw’s Tomaz Brazski who caused a stir on social media with this thunderbolt of a goal in his side’s 4-1 Polish cup victory against Chojniczanka Thursday morning.
Jesús Manuel ‘Tecatito’ Corona – Mexico
And last but not least, it’s Mexico’s Jesus Corona who makes our prestigious list after his deft touch and calm finish put El Tri ahead in their 3-0 World Cup Qualifying win over Honduras on Tuesday. It was an encouraging start for the Mexico national team in their bid to qualify for the 2018 World Cup despite the game being overshadowed by this horrific injury suffered by Honduras’ Luis Garrido – not for the faint hearted!