Through five complete days of World Cup play, there still hasn’t been a scoreless draw. Monday’s slate had a couple of very high-scoring games two, with a total of seven goals hitting the back of the net. But there was one that stood head and shoulders above the rest.
Here are all of Monday’s goals.
7. Andreas Granqvist’s penalty against South Korea
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Granqvist places the penalty to give Sweden a 1-0 lead over South Korea. pic.twitter.com/9qjZ9TQMCg
Well-taken, but it doesn’t quite stack up to the other one.
6. Ferjani Sassi’s penalty against England
This one beat the keeper even though Jordan Pickford guessed right. Perfectly placed.
5. Harry Kane’s opener against Tunisia
Kane’s goals were both from rebounds off corners, so we have to find some way to differentiate them. The first one lands here just because of the stakes.
4. Harry Kane’s winner
#MundialTelemundo Así lo narró @ErasmoProvenza ¡Así salvan a #ENG! @HKane le da el triunfo a su equipo tras anotar de cabeza el segundo gol ante #TUN en el último suspiro del encuentro pic.twitter.com/2EqpVcNLdP— Telemundo Deportes (@TelemundoSports) June 18, 2018
It’s not much different than the first goal, but it’s a stoppage time game-winner.
3. Romelu Lukaku’s second against Panama
Gorgeous counter-attack goal with a very impressive finish. On other days, it might have been the best goal. But Belgium had two more that were even better.
2. Romelu Lukaku’s first goal
#MundialTelemundo En voz de @CopanAlvarez ¡Así fue el segundo gol de #BEL! Gran remate de cabeza por parte de @RomeluLukaku9 quien aparece dentro del área tras un mágico pase de @DeBruyneKev pic.twitter.com/9B06SJDxsF— Telemundo Deportes (@TelemundoSports) June 18, 2018
Mainly for the assist by Kevin De Bruyne, which couldn’t have been prettier. Might be the best assist we see all tournament.
1. Dries Mertens’ absolutely stunning volley
#MundialTelemundo En voz de @CopanAlvarez ¡Así fue el gol de #BEL! @dries_mertens14 nos regala este hermoso gol que abre el marcador, imposible de despejar para el portero de #PAN @JaimePenedo26 pic.twitter.com/3iz7jkf3FL— Telemundo Deportes (@TelemundoSports) June 18, 2018
Take a bow. When the best goal of the tournament is voted on three weeks from now, this one is definitely going to be in the running. You don’t see a shot hit with technique like that too often.