South America goal of the week: Trezeguet stars for River Plate

From the continent that produced Pele, Maradona, & Messi, Charles Reynolds presents this week’s top five South American goals

By Charlie Reynolds

5. Pedro Quiñónez (Emelec) v LDU de Quito [Ecuador]

The Ecuadorian midfielder opened the scoring for his side early in the second half with an unstoppable strike from outside the area. Emelec went on to win the game 2-1.

4. Luciano Vietto (Racing Club) v Argentinos Juniors [Argentina]

The Argentine youngster increased his burgeoning reputation with his side’s opening goal against Argentinos Juniors. Turning out of trouble he uses his pace to avoid the attentions of three defenders before firing in a low bouncing shot from outside the area.

3. David Trezeguet (River Plate) v Estudiantes de La Plata [Argentina]

A fantastic team goal started by David Trezeguet winning the ball, followed by a succession of passes and culminating in Leonel Vangioni threading a pass through to Ariel Rojas whose perfectly weighted cross found the French international at the back post to complete the move in style with a effortless scissored volley.

2. Eial Strahman (UDG) v Celaya [Mexico]

Technically scored in Central not South America, Eial Strahman’s goal was just too good to leave out. The first to react for Club Universidad de Guadalajara when Celaya failed to clear their lines, the Israeli-Argentine striker rose perfectly to loft a precision overhead volley past the helpless opposition keeper.

1. Jorge Luna (San Martín de San Juan) v Colon [Argentina]

This edition’s goal of the week comes from Argentine midfielder Jorge Luna, who got underdogs San Martín de San Juan off to a flying start against Colon this Saturday, firing one in from 35 yards out after just seven minutes had been played.

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