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.
The goal for December 20th will be David Luiz's rocket free-kick in the FIFA World Cup quarter final between Brazil and Colombia.
The free-kick is quite far from the goal and, often when a player tries to shoot from such a distance, it flies 10 feet over the bar. The reason why is that a ridiculous amount of power is required in order to have a chance at beating the goalkeeper.
Also, while focusing on power, it is very tricky to aim. Whether or not David Luiz aimed for the top right corner, and nothing else, will remain unsaid. The power he put into his shot is impressive enough as it is.
Is there any other match you'd rather score such a free-kick in? A World Cup quarter final, in Brazil for Brazil, and the goal ended up being the differential that sent the Colombians home. Huge importance, huge opponent, superb goal!
Watch the goal HERE
The goals have been examined on the following points...
- Plain and simple. The goals have been rated in regard of the skill displayed.
- 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