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Don’t look back in Angers, Hatem Ben Arfa

January 19, 2016

Last week’s top soccer moments

By Dan Stelly | Photo via Oriental Lisboa

Oriental Lisboa’s Hugo Firmino (no relation to Roberto) smashed a perfectly-timed volley into the top corner to help his Portuguese second-division side finish level with Vitória. [Source: Streamable]

Hatem Ben Arfa produced another incredible dribbling sequence during Nice’s 2–1 win over Angers, though it eventually ended in a blocked shot. Classic Ben Arfa! [Source: Imgur]

Carlos Bacca probably could have finished with his left foot but wouldn’t have earned any style points in the process. A slick rabona to open the scoring for Milan against Fiorentina? That’s more like it! [Source: Streamable]

Daniele De Rossi showed off his technique with a silky one-two combination of thigh control and a backheel layoff. Radja Nainggolan was there for the finish as Roma drew with Hellas Verona 1–1. [Source: Streamable]

Jonjo Shelvey’s ball, Daryl Jaanmat’s first touch, or Georginio Wijnaldum’s finish — take your pick. Each player had an equal share in Newcastle’s brilliant game-winner against West Ham. [Source: Streamable]

Joey Barton didn’t need an elaborate run-up to curl home a beauty for Burnley in their victory over Brentford. [Source: Streamable]

Inter’s Samir Handanović came up with an acrobatic, point-blank stop to deny what looked to be a sure goal for Atalanta’s Luca Cigarini. The Serbian ‘keeper’s save made a difference in the end — Inter hung on for a 1–1 draw.

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