Stoke City is often criticized for playing direct, dull, unwatchable football, but they may have found a way to make their matches entertaining. They could just play Valencia every match! If they did, then Mehmet Topal could smack the ball from 30 yards for a goal good enough to make the entire match watchable. The problem is that he probably couldn't hit a ball this sweet again if you gave him another 20 tries. But that doesn't matter — we have video, so we can just watch it again and again.
This was also the game-winning goal, making it all the better for Topal. With it, Valencia defeated Stoke 1-0 with a match back in Spain on tap.
Let's not get too excited about this goal, though. After all, it was a Thursday night at Stoke, not a Tuesday, so he does still have something left to prove.