In case you missed it, Dimitar Berbatov scored one of the better goals you'll ever see this past Sunday against Liverpool. We've seen bicycle kicks before, but scoring one in a Manchester United-Liverpool clash, and doing it with the class Berbatov showed is extra special.
here is the goal:
What did you think of the goal? Best you've seen in a while?
Share your thoughts below.
the best thing about that is robben’s dance routine after that. he looks very confused.
but yeah, awesome goal.
very Clint Dempseyesque
That was genius.
And all the “not a bicycle kick” comments are just SILLY. Get your heads out of your soccer glossaries – you’re missing the game.
Nice goal, but it’s not a bicycle kick. To be a bike, the non-kicking foot has to leave the ground first, then the kicking foot flies up while the non-kicking foot compensates down, so the legs look like they are pumping the pedals of a bicycle. Just because you pop the ball backwards doesn’t make a kick a bicycle kick.
It is one of the goals we will see this year in the premier league.
lucky goal. not even a bicycle kick…more like “i’m falling backward so i’ll kick it towards goal and hope for the best”. kind of ugly actually
And it was his third goal of the game.
ronaldinos chest trap bicycle kick is better
Haha…thats actually really good…i cant disagree with any of that
Great goal, but not a bicycle kick.
Rivaldo’s goal against Valencia:
Nice goal but still pales in comparison to Robben’s volley against Manchester.
The bicycle kick by Ronaldinho against Villarreal a couple of years back was outstanding too.
Rivaldo’s bike goal was at the end of a game with Valencia, at the end of the season, with a CL spot on the line. Nonetheless, the weird pace to the underside of the crossbar makes Berbatov’s goal one to remember.
Quite similar, and ironically, against ManU
i agree, kamara’s goal was world class, no doubt
Carlos Ruiz’s bike for Dallas a few years ago was better than this one. For all the hype, it’s not that great of a goal. Although it was against Liverpool, so I’ll take it.
did anyone see the ridiculous volley in one of the Serie A games? I can’t remember who it was or what teams were playing, but it was even better than this, in my opinion.
Amazing job to play it off his hip the way he did. A bicycle kick goal is a bicycle kick goal (they’re all good), but the touch to control it with his hip is what really makes it for me.
And an AMAZING pass from Flecther to start the play. Great vision, but it’s unfortunately lost in Berbatov’s bit of magic.
This is Sir Alex’s answer to his Berbotov dilema…clearly he shoots better with his back to the goal than facing it…
-2 for thinking you can rate such things.
Why is everybody on this goals balls? I don’t think it was even near the goal of the season so far. It was good, not great, and it wasn’t a bike.
A great goal, as are so many of Berbatov’s.
But a better bike is Marcelo Balboa’s in MLS in 2000. A full-flight cross Balboa got airborne for, and he made it look easy.
The only thing really special about this goal was the fact that Berbatov played himself the ball before kicking it. It was an overhead kick, not a bicycle kick (one foot was still on the ground). Therefore, it “degree of difficulty” and total style points are lower. Rating – 8.2/10
great goal, but i consider a bicycle kick to be one where you are in the air while you strike the ball, on his, it was more like a lob-bike kick. I still couldn’t do it though…
I could do that blindfolded.
no. Rivaldo’s was better.
Very true. I remember watching that game and being so disappointed because he would have gotten so much props for that goal had it gone in. Instead, most people don’t even know it ever happened. Inches away from a wonder goal he’d never forget.
worst video link ever?
Here is how ESPN does their top 10 (highest to lowest):
1) Any dunk automatically gets into the top 5.
2) Any extra innings game winning hit. If it is a homerun, it’s automatically top 2.
3) Any football play over 15 yards. Extra points if clip involves Tom Brady’s Bieber hair.
4) EPL goal of the year (usually with scorer’s name mispronounced).
5) Cute video of squirrel waterskiing.
Now that football has started consider it lucky to even be in the top 10.
Wasn’t any better than Kamara’s goal for KC yesterday
If the one Dempsey hit last year had gone in instead of just rattling the bar, it would have been even better than this one.
Is the link not working for anyone else?
This is great. But Gera’s was better.
Absolutely unbelievable goal. And that’s coming from someone who hates Man U. Class is class, and that goal will be talked about for years to come.
What’s weird is, I’ve seen worse goals get higher on the top 10 plays… I have no idea how they go about choosing the plays.
This only got #8 on ESPN’s top 10. WTF
Great control and goal, but as far as bikes go, just okay. Hitting one of a cross is much more difficult and impressive looking.
We need more ifo and updates on our guys. Like davies, demerit ect.
As for the goal wowww what goal. I’m na a man u fan but its good cause this means no way chiharito starts. I don’t want to hear meaxican fans.
Very awesome goal. Ben Arfa also had a pretty sick strike in the Newcastle/Everton tilt. Tim Howard didn’t even have a chance on that ball.
Best goal I’ve seen recently was Hamit Altintop’s volley from a corner vs. Kazakhstan:
Impressive. Most impressive.
That is a freaking amazing goal.
lucky… but then again you create your own luck in this game
he is SICK