Better than Ibrahimovic Mexes scores incredible overhead kick for AC Milan… and he's a DEFENDER!
09:20 GMT, 22 November 2012
Could this goal be as good as Zlatan Ibrahimovic's ingenious propeller-kick against England
Phillipe Mexes scored AC Milan's second goal against Anderlecht as they beat the Belgian side 3-1 in Champions League Group C.
In sensational style, the French defender chested a lofty set-piece on the edge of the area before launching himself in pursuit of the ball and connecting with a sweet overhead kick.
What a goal: Phillippe Mexes fired a wonder goal in for AC Milan
Over it goes: Mexes' goal is similar to the masterful propeller kick scored by Zlatan Ibrahimovic some weeks ago
Did you see that Mexes, a centre half, looked in disbelief after he scored the second goal for Milan
The centre half's volley looped across the box, over the helpless goalkeeper and into the top corner.
Mexes' wonderful goal comes soon after Ibrahimovic scored four goals for Sweden against England in Stockholm.
The giant Swede latched onto an errant Joe Hart header from 25 yards out for his masterful fourth goal.
BETTER THAN THIS… RE-LIVE IBRAHIMOVIC'S WONDER GOAL
Before the ball could hit the ground Ibrahimovic had thrown himself into the air, swung his boot at the ball and fired it over Hart and into the empty England goal, being dubbed one of the greatest goals ever in the process.
Milan's win at Anderlecht meant
they will join Malaga in the knockout stages. Stephan El Shaarawy put the Italians in front before Bram Nuytinck was sent off for Anderlecht.
After Mexes scored the Ibrahimovic Mark II goal, Tom De Sutter clawed one back for the Belgians before Alexandre Pato fired home the third.
As good as mine Ibrahimovic (centre) and his Paris Saint-Germain side won elsewhere
In on it: Ezequiel Lavezzi opened the scoring against Dynamo Kiev
Malaga went through as Group C
winners despite blowing an early 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with Zenit St
Petersburg in Russia. Diego Buonanotte and Sebastian Fernandez put the
Spaniards in front with just nine minutes gone, before Danny and Viktor
Fayzulin rescued a point.
Manchester City went out of the competition after drawing 1-1 at home to Real Madrid in Group D.
Meanwhile Borussia Dortmund guaranteed progression as group winners with Robert Lewandowski scoring twice in a 4-1 thrashing of Ajax at the Amsterdam ArenA.
Marco Reus, Mario Gotze and Lewandowski put the in-form Germans out of sight by half-time, and after Lewandowski had added his second of the night, Danny Hoesen grabbed a consolation for the home side with four minutes left.
No sweat: Borussia Dortmund progressed as group winners over Manchester City and Real Madrid
Battling it out: Porto's Lucho Gonzalez scores against Dinamo Zagreb
Porto and Paris St Germain will play off in Paris next month to determine the winners of Group A after both sides underlined their progression to the knockout stages with easy wins tonight.
Porto remain a point clear at the top of the group after a 3-0 home win over pointless Dinamo Zagreb, Lucho Gonzalez putting them ahead in the 20th minute before second-half strikes from Joao Moutinho and Silvestre Varela.
And the French side also rubber-stamped their qualification with a 2-0 win over Dynamo Kiev in Ukraine, with Ezequiel Lavezzi opening the scoring on the stroke of half-time and adding a second soon after the break.
Christian Fuchs scored the only goal of the game in the 77th minute as Schalke 04 beat Olympiakos to ensure qualification from Group B and give them a one-point advantage over second-placed Arsenal.