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The Best Goals From The First Week Of The World Cup

The Best Goals From The First Week Of The World Cup

Russia 2018 is one week old and so far, so good. There have been plenty of talking points, great games and a bunch of incredible World Cup goals.

Roughly half of the goals we've seen so far have come from set pieces -- such as the imperious Ronaldo free kick leveling matters with Spain at the last possible moment -- which is an enormous amount. The number of penalties given has risen hugely compared to previous World Cups too, although there has not been a surfeit of quality finishes from play. The fact that we haven't witnessed a single 0-0 draw yet certainly helps.

We thought about ranking these goals in terms of quality, but to be honest it seemed unfair to judge them against each other considering the high quality we've seen up to now.

Just feckin' enjoy them in all their glory, in one place.

The Best World Cup Goals Of The First Round

Nacho, Spain vs Portugal

The best pure strike of the tournament? We likely won't see a better one this summer.

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Hirving Lozano, Mexico vs Germany

Nothing beats a counter-attack cutting through the heart of a defence like a hot knife through butter.

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Aleksandar Kolarov, Serbia vs Costa Rica

A Kolarov special.

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But was it better than Ronaldo's effort?

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal vs Spain

Doubling his tally of World Cup goals in one tournament, there's hardly a better way to end a match than with a Ronaldo free kick.

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Philippe Coutinho, Brazil vs Switzerland

Much like Arjen Robben, you know what the Brazillian is going to do but can't seem to stop him.

And here's an incredible angle from the crowd's point of view.

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Dries Mertens, Belgium vs Panama

Woof.

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Sergio Aguero, Argentina vs Iceland

No better man to hit a thunderbolt in a tight situation.

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Diego Costa, Spain vs Portugal

The pure power, the elbow on Pepe, the close control, the shimmy, the strike. This is Costa distilled into one moment.

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Romelu Lukaku, Belgium vs Panama

*dink*

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His first goal in that game deserves praise for the incredible assist by Kevin De Bruyne as well.

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Juan Quintero, Colombia vs Japan

Arguably the least spectacular goal in this list, but you have to admire Quintero's imagination to attempt the low free-kick. No clue what the goalkeeper is arguing about, when it wasn't a close call at all.

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Denis Cheryshev, Russia vs Saudi Arabia

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The Villareal man wasn't even in the starting line-up for the opening game of the tournament, yet he's scored three times in two games and is turning out to be the World Cup's surprise package at the moment.

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Which one is the best of the World Cup goals from the first round?


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Ste McGovern
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