With the 2022 World Cup in Qatar less than two months away, international competition is reaching a fever pitch.
The UEFA Nations League is proving France flawed, while international friendlies are making Argentina appear downright unbeatable.
The stars are aligning, finding their best form for Qatar, and scoring jaw-dropping golazos.
Here are the top five goals from this past weekend.
Honorable Mention – Karol Swiderski – Poland
Match: Wales vs. Poland, 0-1
Just as a good meal begins with the eyes, some good goals begin with great assists. Bravo to Swiderski on the finish, but the one-touch assist from Lewandowski is unreal.
5 – Giacomo Raspadori – Italy
Match: Italy vs. England, 1-0
It’s the goal that relegated England from Nations Group A, whatever that means. Italy is an odd case – they’re one of the best teams in the world, but they failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup. There’s always next (four) year(s).
4 – Christian Eriksen – Denmark
Match: Croatia vs. Denmark, 2-1
Eriksen pulls this 25-yarder from his back pocket out of nowhere, evening the match in the 77th minute. Eriksen is one of many Man U players showing out for their country over the international break.
3 – Heung-min Son – South Korea
Match: South Korea vs. Costa Rica, 2-2
Less than a week after scoring a hat trick in 13 minutes for Tottenham, Sonaldo is at it again, absolutely ripping this free kick into the side-netting, a scientifically-proven unstoppable shot. And just look at South Korea’s Nike jerseys – why couldn’t the swoosh have done that for US?
2 – Ádám Szalai – Hungary
Match: Germany vs. Hungary, 0-1
Basel forward Ádám Szalai just added the softest of touches to direct this corner in, but it was a beaut. This falls under the category of ‘you don’t see that every day,’ especially not in a UEFA tournament.
1 – Messi – Argentina
Match: Argentina vs. Honduras, 3-0
This chip is pure insanity. This game is an international friendly, but Messi treats it like a training ground game, cooling nailing a one-touch, 30-yard chip to make it three. Argentina hasn’t lost a match in three years – it’s hard to see anyone beating them in 2022.
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