AFC Champions League 2021 group stage – Top 5: long-term goals | Football | New
Kuala Lumpur: The 2021 AFC Champions League group stage has seen some big goals over the past few months and, with continental action on a temporary hiatus, we’ve picked some of the best from different categories.
Kick off les-AFC.com Series ‘5 of the Best’, here are five long-range rockets to discover before telling us which is your favorite by voting at the bottom of the article.
Sharof Mukhiddinov – Pakhtakor
vs Tractor FC, April 14, 2021
Pakhtakor more than played his part in this thrilling six-goal thriller with Tractor FC and Sharof Mukhiddinov’s equalizer was one of the highlights. The midfielder twisted and spun before unleashing a thunderous left-footed strike that tucked into Tabriz’s side’s net.
Mehdi Ghaedi – Esteghlal FC
vs Al Ahli Saudi FC, April 15, 2021
Set to be one of the stars of the 2021 AFC Champions League, Mehdi Ghaedi graced the competition with a display of his prodigious talent in the very first match, soaring 30 meters for his second of the match in a 5-2 win. against Al Ahli Saudi.
Yoichiro Kakitani – Nagoya Grampus
vs FC Pohang Steelers, June 25, 2021
Yoichiro Kakitani scored the first goal of the second day (East) and what a strike it was. Receiving the ball just outside the area, the forward turned around and drilled 25 yards to give Kang Hyeon-mu no chance in the Pohang Steelers’ goal and put his team on track. ‘a 3-0 victory before finally moving on to the next. round.
Pakorn Prempak – Port FC
v Cerezo Osaka, June 30, 2021
What an extraordinary goal it was! Pakorn Prempak recovered the ball, closer to his own penalty area than the halfway line, and hit a speculative effort that reached Cerezo’s penalty area and bounced high off goalkeeper Kenya Matsui and into the empty net for put Port FC a goal against the table top.
Shu Kurata – Gamba Osaka
vs Tampines Rovers, July 7, 2021
With nine goals in the game between Gamba Osaka and Tampines Rovers, picking just one would normally be a difficult task, but Shu Kurata’s opener was a screaming one. Kazunari Ichimi placed his skipper with a soft header and Kurata, who still had a lot to do, controlled and shot the half volley from outside the box into the roof of the net for the first goal in a 8-1 victory.
The survey ends at 5:00 p.m. (UTC + 8) on July 20.