Gareth Bale scored a sublime overhead kick against Liverpool in the Champions League final. Imago/PA Images
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Bale's bicycle kick, Zlatan's volley and Salah's derby strike: 23 of our favourite goals from 2018

What was your favourite goal of 2018?

IT WAS ANOTHER fine year of football across the globe and one which dished up an endless array of fine strikes at goal — overhead kicks, flicks, headers, backheels, volleys, long-distance strikes that defied convention.

Real Madrid secured their third consecutive Champions League title this year and did so with two outrageous bicycle kicks from Cristiano Ronaldo in the semi-finals and by Gareth Bale against Liverpool in the decider.

France won the World Cup for just the second time over the summer in Russia. The 2018 World Cup was full of talking points and full of excellent goals too along the way.

Between European football, international football and domestic encounters from the Premier League, to La Liga, to the Bundesliga to Serie A, there have been an abundance of excellent goals. Below are some of the best scored throughout 2018.

1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic vs DC United

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2. Antoine Griezmann vs AS Roma

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3. Mohamed Salah vs Everton

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4. Cristiano Ronaldo vs Spain

5. Ahmed Musa vs Iceland

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6. John McGinn vs Sheffield United

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7. Luka Modric vs Argentina

FIFATV / YouTube

8. Fabio Quagliarella vs Napoli

Serie A / YouTube

9. Rúben Neves vs Derby County

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10. Cristiano Ronaldo vs Juventus

11. Juraj Kucka vs Galatasary

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12. Mohamed Salah vs Swaziland

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13. Angel Di Maria vs Nimes

Ligue 1 Conforama Official / YouTube

14. Lionel Messi vs Nigeria

FIFATV / YouTube

15. Wayne Rooney vs Toronto FC

Major League Soccer / YouTube

16. Gervinho vs Cagliari

Serie A / YouTube

17. Cristiano Ronaldo vs Man United

18. Riley McGree vs Melbourne City

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19. Gareth Bale vs Liverpool

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20. Memphis Depay vs Guingamp

Ligue 1 Conforama Official / YouTube

21. Sergio Aguero vs Huddersfield Town

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22. Marco Asensio vs Barcelona

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23. Benjamin Pavard vs Argentina

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