After just one week of the 2014 Brazil World Cup, we’ve already been treated to shocks, epic comebacks and surprise eliminations. We’ve also witnessed some truly incredible goals and here we’ve compiled a list of the Top 5 of Week 1.
5. Arjen Robben Makes His Mark
Arjen Robben is a man for the big occasions and he certainly has not let us down so far! During Holland’s opening game against Spain, the Dutch maestro scored this cool and calm goal after expertly controlling a long ball. With 3 goals to his name already, he’s one of the favourites for the Golden Ball.
4. Dries Mertens Secures Points For Belgium
Just minutes after coming on as a substitute for Belgium, Dries Mertens scores a great goal following an incisive breakaway, which gave his side a 2-1 win over Algeria. Calm, composed and smashed into the top corner – simply unstoppable!
3. Lionel Messi Silences Critics
Lionel Messi silenced the doubters in spectacular fashion by scoring a superb trademark solo goal in Argetina’s 2-1 victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina. In typical fashion, Messi left bodies flying in all directions as he surged through the defence before expertly finishing in style.
2. Robin van Persie’s Gravity-Defying Header
On just the second day of the World Cup, we were treated to a sublime header from Holland’s Robin van Persie. This unbelievable goal opened the floodgates for the Dutch, who went on to thrash defending World champions Spain 5-1.
1. Tim Cahill’s Stunning Volley
Tim Cahill scored what may be the goal of the entire tournament with an absolutely incredible left-footed volley for Australia against Holland. The Aussies ultimately lost the game 3-2 and were knocked out of the tournament, but this goal will go down in history as one of the best.