Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski’s sensational free-kick versus Atletico Madrid has earned him a nomination for the UEFA Champions League Goal of the Week, presented by Nissan.
The Poland international’s curling strike helped secure all three points for FCB at the Allianz Arena, ensuring the Bavarians ended the group stage on a high note after having already surrendered top stop to Atleti.
But Lewy faces stiff opposition on a week of brilliant goals, including Vladlen Yurchenko’s ferocious long-range shot that flew into the top corner during Leverkusen’s 3-0 defeat of Monaco.
Porto’s Yacine Brahimi will also be tough to beat following his clever back-heel in Porto’s 5-0 demolition of Premier League champions Leicester City.
Celtic’s on-loan forward Patrick Roberts is also in line for the award after the youngster returned to his parent club, Manchester City, to weave inside from the right and fire the Scottish side ahead in their 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium.
Napoli’s Dries Mertens rounds off the nominees thanks to his winding run and neat finish that sealed all three points for the Serie A side against Benfica in Lisbon.