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It's not been a bad time at all for great goals recently.

Angel Di Maria scored two very tidy goals in the 4-0 rout at the hands of Barcelona on the Tuesday, before the great goals continued a day later when Napoli's Lorenzo Insigne scored an audacious 35 yard strike that caught out Keylor Navas and opened the scoring eight minutes in at the Bernabeu on Wednesday and just minutes later in the other Champions League game between Bayern Munich and Arsenal, Arjen Robben, as he has done countless times, cut in from the right on his wand of a left-foot and curled one into the top corner.

Two great goals flew in minutes apart.

Thiago Alcantara's first of two goals against Arsenal also made for very good viewing and featured a sublime backheel pass from Robert Lewandowski.

But Real Madrid's Casemiro undoubtedly won the 'Goal of the night' competition when he unleashed an unstoppable volley that rippled the net for Real's third.

It was a goal that his coach Zinedine Zidane and the likes of volley expert Paul Scholes, would have been proud of scoring.

However, there were plenty of other stunning strikes to find the net in recent times and we've put them all together in one place for you to feast your eyes on.

Starting out, Filipino footballer Mark Hartmann scored a delightful curler after cutting in from the left. The 25-year old had spells in English football and played in the ninth tier of English football with Blackfield and Lingley in the Wessex Football League before moving on to play for various clubs in Asia and now playing for Malaysian Super League side Sarawak, he served up a gem of a goal a couple of days back.

Hartmann scored a hat-trick in the 6-3 win over MISC-MIFA and one of his goals could well be nominated for this year's Puskas award.

Watch it here:


We also have an utterly brilliant goal from the halfway line that was scored in Brazil in the game between Ituana and Sao Bento, it was just a shame that defender João Paulo put it past his own goalkeeper. Paulo attempted to play the ball back to Rodrigo Viana but massively overhit his pass and ended up lobbing the 'keeper, despite his best efforts to race back and keep it out.

The own goal, scored in the 23rd minute, was the only effort to find the net in the 90 minutes and gave Ituana a vital win in the Campeonato Paulista.

As far as own goals go, this is right up there:


That wasn't the only goal from the halfway line in Brazil, though and this one was actually in the right net. In a 5-2 Copa do Brasil win over Globo, Fluminense's Gustavo Scarpa showed his skill from long-range with a brilliant left-footed strike from inside his own half.

Imagine David Beckham's memorable effort against Wimbledon in 1996 just slightly deeper and with the opposite foot - then you have Scarpa's stunner.

Watch it here:

A final fine strike to come from Brazil happened in Botafogo's 1-0 win over Olympia a few days back. Forward Rodrigo Pimpão netted the only goal of the game in the Copa Libertadores third qualifying round - a tidy bicycle kick that got the better of the visiting goalkeeper.

We've definitely seen better bicycle kicks over the years but with his back to goal, the technique is still flawless and makes for a great watch.

Last but not least, in the Scottish Premiership on Wednesday, Aberdeen ran riot against Motherwell - recording a monumental 7-2 victory on home soil. Adam Rooney hit a hat-trick for The Dons but the best goal of the game was scored by Ryan Christie in the 40th minute

After receiving the ball on the edge of the penalty area, the 21-year old, on loan from Celtic, produced a delicately dinked finish with the outside of his left peg that found the top corner. From the position he was in, he had no right to score a goal like that.

The cheek to try it and pull it off...

Great goals, great goals everywhere.

Josh Lawless

Was once told that Ousmane Dabo was going to be a Manchester City legend.

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