Shots from distance and a cleverly executed goal made it to the highlights.

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The Indian Super League completed its eighth week and it saw a multitude of goals, 22 to be exact, and a number of them were headed in off set-pieces or pinpoint crosses.

Wingers seemed to find their groove, delivering excellent balls onto the head of their strikers, who promptly put them away mostly. However, there were some shots from distance which found the back of the net, and one other which was the result of wonderful observation.

Let us have a look at three of them in gameweek eight.


Club: Jamshedpur FC

Against: Kerala Blasters FC

It was an emotional moment for CK Vineeth when he scored for Jamshedpur against his former hometown club. He could not bring himself to celebrate, hiding his face when he put the ball in the back of the net. But that does not take away the quality of the goal he scored.

Cutting in from the left-wing, Vineeth quickly laid it off to Farukh Choudhary, who found him with a superb ball over the centre-backs. Vineeth took it in his stride and found the only gap in the near post, side-footing the ball home past Rehenesh in the Kerala goal.


Club: Mumbai City FC

Against: Jamshedpur FC

Jamshedpur were part of two brilliant goals in the week, though on the wrong end of it. The first of them was scored by Portuguese midfielder, Paulo Machado.

The Mumbai City captain took a free-kick on the left-wing, almost near the corner flag. Any sane player would have attempted a cross and hopes it finds a head in the box but Machado went for goal from the acute angle.

He curled it in beautifully with good pace, beating the first defender and getting it towards the corner of the net. It was helped in by the keeper but one can argue it was always destined to end up in the back of the net.


Club: Mumbai City FC

Against: Jamshedpur FC

Mumbai are currently on a six-match unbeaten streak and they have Raynier Fernandes to thank for that, whose thunderous shot secured all three points for the Islanders.

Skipper Machado was instrumental in the move again. He played a brilliant, Firmino-esque no-look forward pass to Pape Modou Sougou who in turn laid it off for the incoming Raynier.

With one swing of the boot, the midfielder unleashed the ball towards the right corner of the net and the pace and curl gave Subrata Pal no chance to parry or save it.

You can watch both the goals here:

Feature image courtesy: Twitter / @MumbaiCityFC