Authentic golazos, assist kings and UCL return. Let’s take a look on what we spotted this past week.
Iñaki Williams (Athletic Club) – Nike Mercurial Superfly
How about the Iñaki Williams goal for Athletic Bilbao today! Better than Neymar’s?! pic.twitter.com/oscf56gg5K
— World Soccer Shop (@worldsoccershop) November 8, 2015
This weekend delivered a hand of wonderful goals in the form of dream dribbles and overhead kicks. Iñaki Williams scored arguably the best one of them, doing something that would make Dennis Bergkamp himself proud. Receiving the ball with his back on the goal, Williams did a subtle touch with his Mercurial Superflys to send the ball over him (and the defender) to finish with a lightning strike that rendered the keeper powerless. Way to go Iñaki! Mesut Özil (Arsenal) – adidas Ace 15 Primeknit
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) November 8, 2015
Mesut Özil came as Arsenal’s biggest signing in years a couple of seasons ago, and he has become a silent hero in the Gunners’ ranks. This season he is doing incredibly well in the Barclays Premier League, making us remember the boy that shone brighter than many others in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He has become the first player to assist in six straight EPL games, and by the looks of it, that streak could be extended. We’ll have to wait and see if he’s able to beat Thierry Henry’s record of 20 assists in one season.
Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich) – adidas X 15 Leather
— david munk (@davidmunk) November 4, 2015
Arjen Robben has spent most of 2015 injured, and every time he takes on the field some fear that he could fall again and get a ticket to the medical department. However, he has showed that he’s ready to play and help Bayern Munich in their relentless run in Germany and Europe. He came as a substitute in last week’s UCL game against Arsenal to score in his – wait for it – first ball of the game. It may not have been a crucial goal (Bayern Munich was already destroying Arsenal at that point), but it demonstrated that Robben is still a dangerous man that cannot be underestimated when he’s hungry to play. Jesse Gonzalez (FC Dallas) – Nike Magista Obra
— #RedForGlory (@FCDallas) October 23, 2015
One man that put on the cape to make heroics was Dallas’ Jesse Gonzalez. The Mexican-American goalkeeper has showed that, despite his young age (20), he can take on the MLS Cup playoffs and come out as a figure. The game between Dallas and Seattle Sounders was exciting until the very end, and the winner had to be decided in the penalty kicks. Gonzalez became a trending topic by saving two shots from the Sounders, enabling his teammates to score calmly and claim victory in the semifinal. Some went to the point of requesting Juan Carlos Osorio to call Gonzalez for the Mexican National Team, but it may be wiser to be prudent and let his career unfold.
Gervinho (AS Roma) – Nike Mercurial Superfly
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) November 8, 2015
We just love derby days. Last Sunday delivered a few interesting ones, and one of the most intense was the one that had AS Roma take on Lazio for the bragging rights in the Italian capital. Despite not having Daniele De Rossi and Francesco Totti, Roma was clearly superior, opening the score with Dzeko and putting nails on the coffin when Gervinho netted the second goal. The Ivorian sums six goals in his last seven games in the league. Not bad, uh?
This is the end for this week’s cleat spotting. Be sure to come back next Monday to see what catches our eye this week (with international break included).