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European Goal of the Week: Mascara’s midfield blast

This past weekend saw plenty of memorable goals, from a few of the beauties in Atletico Madrid's win over Barcelona, to Matteo Brighi's finish for Roma vs. Inter Milan, but the leading candidate for goal of the week honors for the weekend's European soccer action probably has to go to Giuseppe Mascara's wonder goal from the midfield circle in Catania's 4-0 thrashing of Palermo.


What do you think of the goal? Great goal? Terrible goalkeeping? Share your thoughts on Mascara's goal and feel free to submit your own candidates in the comments section below.


  1. Goal of Week is a good category Ives, but why not rock out a Messi’s Goal of the Month?! Dollars to donuts they’ll bet the Goal of the Week 4 out 5 times.

  2. Amazing goal, though as someone else said Henry and Forlan had a couple of amazing golazos in the game of the week…

  3. it wasnt simply a half field shot like Parkhurst of Beckham… this was a 45+ yrd volley with pressure around….

    it was an amazing goal…. goal of the week?? perhaps simply on the rarity of the goal itself…

  4. Jared, THANK YOU. I hate when half court shots make “play of the week.” give me a break. Though Devin Harris’ was pretty good.

  5. Carew’s goal against Stoke was pretty awesome. It’ll probably be in the goal of the year race for England. I’m pretty sure if Ronaldo scored it, the media would be waxing poetic about it into next week.

  6. Che gol! Che gol! Non chi credo. Mascara e medio Maradona y Beckham!!! Funny

    I actually take Diego Forlan’s first goal against Barcelona and Henri’s first against Atletico.


  7. Well, it happened in Italy so it was a GREAT goal. If that same thing happens in MLS (which it has) then it would be poor keeping.

    The logical analysis:

    Europe = Great

    MLS = Crappy


    Steven Cohen (speaking for Euro snobs everywhere)

  8. Sure, its amusing to see goals like this, but should blasting a shot just past the midfield line really be considered the “goal of the week”. It reminds me of half-court basketball shots that always make the highlight reel, but really don’t involve that much skill and more luck than anything. I’d take most any goal (other than a penalty) over this for goal of the week.


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