There’s strikes with power then there’s strikes with POWER. This is one of the latter to the power of Pi. Granit Xhaka lets rip with an absolute thunderbolt that I reckon, had it hit the keeper, would have knocked him clean out, through the back of the netting and into rows E or F of the stand behind him. (I wonder if anyone could GIF a what if scenario of that??)
Borussia Monchengladbach did waltz away 7 – 0 winners over Sarajevo, but this goal by Granit Xhaka was the highlight of the night.
That win put them in the pot for the group stages of the Europa League where they got drawn in Group A against Apollon Limassol, Villareal and FC Zurich.
The rest of the Europa League groups are below for those interested:
Group B: FC Copenhagen, Brugge, Torino, HJK Helsinki
Group C: Tottenham Hotspur, Besiktas, Partizan Belgrade, Asteras Tripoli
Group D: Red Bull Salzburg, Celtic, Dinamo Zagreb, FC Astra
Group E: PSV, Panathinaikos, Estoril Praia, Dynamo Moscow
Group F: Internazionale, Dnipro, St Etienne, FK Karabakh
Group G: Sevilla, Standard Liège, Feyenoord, Rijeka
Group H: Lille, Wolfsburg, Everton, Krasnodar
Group I: Napoli, Sparta Prague, Young Boys, Slovan Bratislava
Group J: Dynamo Kyiv, Steaua Bucharest, Rio Ave, AaB
Group K: Fiorentina, PAOK, Guingamp, Dinamo Minsk
Group L: Metalist Kharkiv, Trabzonspor, Legia Warsaw, Lokeren
GIF via Reddit user notonetojudge.
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