Making Anass Out of the Opposition

Last week’s top soccer moments

By Dan Stelly | Photo via Feyenoord


Feyenoord’s Anass Achahbar delivered a picture-perfect overhead kick in his side’s 2–1 defeat to Heerenveen. Some consolation, though! [Source: Streamable]


Cristiano Ronaldo waltzed through three defenders before finishing with aplomb as Real Madrid cruised past Espanyol 6–0. [Source: Streamable]


Never one for the mundane, Paul Pogba collected a long ball with a cushioned backheel and ripped a shot off the bar — so very nearly a goal-of-the-season contender. [Source: Gfycat]


On his Roma debut, Stephan El Shaarawy pulled off an audacious backheel flick to help his new side top Frosinone 3–1. [Source: Streamable]


Keep an eye on Mainz goalkeeper Loris Karius, whose hell-bent dash across the goalmouth denied Raffael’s point-blank attempt. It was a crucial stop — Mainz went on to win 1–0. [Source: Streamable]