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Christmas advent calendar countdown: James Rodriguez, December 4

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From December 1st until December 25th, one goal will be presented each day. The goals in the calendar have all been scored within the since January 1st this year.

The goals have been picked out by a jury of three people after a thorough review of the football year.

For December 4th, we have decided to take a look at James Rodriguez's goal for Real Madrid against Deportivo La Coruna...

Motivation

Difficulty

Seeing a shot from outside the penalty box hit the top corner is always joyous to see, but it's also quite common. The goals that get remembered in the longer term need to be dazzling.

The way James strikes the ball looks almost nonchalant. It looks effortless, like he could do it whenever he wished. Rodriguez has made a habit out of scoring extraordinary goals.

A delight to see for most football fans.

Resistance

At the time when this goal was scored, the scoreboard said 1-0 in favour of Real Madrid. A lead extension in such a situation should always be considered important.

However, Deportivo's season had been, and still is, a disappointment. Despite the slight advantage in goals scored, who would win the game was never up for discussion.

Watch the goal HERE.

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Criteria

The goals have been examined on the following points...

Difficulty

- Plain and simple. The goals have been rated in regard of the skill displayed.

Resistance

- Resistance includes anything that might have affected the level of the opposition.

If a goal means the difference between win and draw, it has been higher valued than a 7-0 goal scored in the 90th minute. The base quality of the team who conceded has also been taken into account.

In order for it to be in the calendar, a goal has to have been scored in one of the following competitions...

- The FIFA World Cup
- UEFA Champions League
- Barclays Premier League
- FA Cup
- Liga BBVA
- Copa del Rey
- Serie A
- Coppa Italia
- Ligue 1
- Coupe de France
- Bundesliga
- DFB-Pokal

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