If you're seeking delicate footwork, finesse, or sleek interplay, look elsewhere. The best of yesterday's goals had a common theme - violence and power. Thunderous volleys from set pieces. Thunderous volleys from the field of play. And the poor goalies left helpless in their wake.
Video evidence after the jump:
Yuri Zhirkov (Chelsea) vs CSKA Moscow:
Alexander Frei (Basel) vs Roma:
Demy de Zeeuw (Ajax) vs Auxerre:
Lima (Braga) vs Partizan Belgrade:
Valter Birsa (Auxerre) vs Ajax:
Samuel Inkoom (Basel) vs Roma: