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10) Diego Costa vs Getafe (23 Nov 2013)

Chelsea fans have become accustomed to the Brazil-born hitman netting this season, but they haven't quite seen anything like this from their flourishing striker just yet. Throwing himself at a cross from Atletico Madrid favourite Gabi, the bull-like Blues hitman holds off his marker before planting an overhead kick past busy Getafe goalkeeper Miguel Angel Moya (who's now playing for the Rojiblancos). This was the fifth in a 7-0 win. Ouch. 

9) Zlatan Ibrahimovic vs Bastia (19 Oct 2013)

We're used to seeing Ibra take the mickey – last year's winning effort against England will attest to that (warning: features interesting commentary from Stan Collymore). The burly Swede isn't short of a beauty or two for his imminent retirement highlights reel, but even in his twilight years Zlatan has continued adding to the pile. Watch here as he transforms a relatively harmless looping ball into a goal with a craftily-aimed backheel. Bastia's backline didn't stand a chance. 

8) James Rodriguez vs Uruguay (28 Jun 2014)

The World Cup 2014 Golden Boot winner earned himself a mega-money move to Real Madrid with beauties like this one. The twinkle-toed midfielder netted both goals in this crucial last 16 clash in Rio, but scooped FIFA's Goal of the Tournament award with this two-touch pearler from outside the box. Bravo, sir.