VIDEO: Vote For The Best Goal Of The Week (October 25 - 31)

Goal.com and 101 Great Goals invite you to vote for the best strike of the week...

Sometimes restricting this list to just ten goals feels like a shortcut to courting criticism in almost impossible circumstances.

After a week of world football which saw domestic cup competitions cede to domestic league action at the weekend, an amazing array of strikes ripple the back of the net all over the planet. Holding our hands up immediately, we know that the sheer amount of golazos this week will undoubtedly leave some upset that their favourite missed the cut. We apologise in advance, but then would advise you to comfort yourself by watching the ten glorious goals which did make it.

Goal one sets the tone with a beauty that is equally about the finish as it is about the lightening thinking of the Argentine in question. Genius thinking then gives way to fluky brilliance at goal two as we have a 60-yard jaw-dropper that, although unintentional, was nevertheless breathtaking.

Position three sees us cheat. Although we call this article the "top 10 goals," so good was Mounir El Hamdaoui's midweek double that we were compelled to include both the chip and the volley in our list.

Moving on number four is a terrific volley on the angle, goal five is an unbelievable solo effort that we presume few have seen, while spot six brings us another outstanding individual moment where one player single-handedly destroys the opposition.

Number seven offers a stamp of quality for one of the best strikers in world football, followed by a swerving howitzer from distance at position eight. That leaves two; the bendiest bender of the season at number nine while a classy half-volley lob from far out closes out the list.

Please remember, all we do is pick the top ten goals and put them in chronological order. We leave it up to you to decide and vote which goal is the best.

All that’s left to say is sit back and enjoy!

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NOTE: It has been brought to our attention that we mised an incredible goal from our top ten list. Rectifying this wrong we implore you to watch Dimitrije Injac's unbelievable volley for Lech Poznan against Wisla Krakow.

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1. Ezequiel Lavezzi (Napoli v AC Milan, October 25, 2010)

2. Michael Stahl (Koblenz v Hertha Berlin, October 26, 2010)


3. Mounir El Hamdaoui (both goals) (Ajax v Heerenveen, October 26, 2010)

4. Andy Little (Kilmarnock v Rangers, October 27, 2010)


5. Kanu (Leixoes v Penafiel, October 27, 2010) (0.58 minutes in)

6. Pablo Aimar (Benfica v Pacos Ferreira, October 29, 2010)

7. David Villa (Barcelona v Sevilla, October 30, 2010)

8. Balazs Toth (VVV Venlo v Groningen, October 30, 2010)

9. Mikkel Thygesen (Horsens v Midtjylland, October 31, 2010)

10. Edson Buddle (Seattle Sounders v LA Galaxy, October 31, 2010)

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Narrowly missing the list were goals from Bastian Schweinsteiger, Maxwell, Cedric Hengbart, Alejandro Castro, Aldo De Nigris, Carlos Gurpegui, Dario Conca, Jose Manuel Jurado, Marco Hoger, Manuel Martinez (0.39 minutes in), Toni Kroos, Christian Tiffert, Rasmus Lindgren, Leo, Javier Cortes, Alan Skoro, Silvestre Varela, Andreas Lasnik, Javi Guerrero, Michael Arroyo & Maxi Rodriguez (assist Fernando Torres).