It’s not often you see the footballing phenomenon that is a goal scored directly from a corner. Like a lunar eclipse or any Jesse Lingard involvement, these are seldom seen by mere mortals like ourselves.
Whether it is a fierce drive whipped in to the near post that travels through a sea of bodies, or a beautifully weighted curler towards the far stick, these goals are truly something to behold.
Today, we’ll look at the six players who have scored from direct corner kicks.
- JUNIOR STANISLAS vs Manchester United
Bournemouth winger Junior Stanislas’ strike from a corner with the help if ragging winds of the south coast went past David de Gea and Anthony Martial into the back of the net.
- HAKIM ZIYECH vs Tottenham Hotspur
It was Chelsea vs Tottenham where the Blues were awarded a corner and Ziyech decided to take the matter himself. He scored a goal of the season contender with a classic corner kick at Stamford Bridge.
Kroos took advantage of Valencia goalkeeper who was arguing with the referee and swept a curler into the near post and into the back of the net.
The ball from Ronaldinho’s corner waved swiftly towards the near post and comfortably into the net as he was playing for Flamengo against Lanus.
Beckham who was playing for LA Galaxy decided to whip a delivery towards the post from a corner only to see the ball into the net against Chicago.
- DIEGO FORLAN vs Fluminense
The Uruguayan striker managed a sensational comer goal strike against Fluminense. The ball went past the goalkeeper into the net.