Eriksen, Ronaldo headline UEFA Goal of the Year shortlist
Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen and Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo were included in UEFA’s 2017-2018 Goal of the Year shortlist for outstanding goals during UEFA competition last season.
Eriksen earned his nomination through a wonderful team goal for Denmark in its World Cup qualifying playoff match against the Republic of Ireland, with Eriksen striking him off the underside of the crossbar. Ronaldo meanwhile earned a standing ovation from the Juventus faithful for his incredible chilena with Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals last year. Curiously, Gareth Bale’s overhead kick in the Champions League final was left off.
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England did have a pair of players also make the shortlist. England Women’s National Team and Manchester City’s Luzy Bronze scored a terrific goal on the volley with her right foot in a match against Lyon, while England Under-19 international and Sunderland product Elliot Embleton fired home in the UEFA Under-19 Championships against Turkey with a wonderful left-footed curler into the top corner.
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