Bayern fans go for Goretzka's scissor-kick
The situation identified straightaway, fast reactions plus great technique in finishing. The Leon Goretzka strike to make it 3-0 against Schalke 04 was an absolute wonder goal. FC Bayern fans shared that view and voted the scissor-kick their January Goal of the Month.
Goretzka demonstrated all his qualities. His header from a corner was first blocked by Daniel Caligiuri but the Germany international remained alert. He acrobatically hit a volley in the air and his unstoppable shot from eleven yards out went in at the post. "To be honest, I didn't really know what to do with the ball -- so I just hit it towards goal," said Goretzka, who celebrated his 25th birthday on Thursday, in explaining his sensational goal against his former club.
The goal was just the icing on the cake. Leon Goretzka turned it on in the 5-0 win against Schalke:
The goal received 45 per cent of the votes cast and came top in the January rankings. In second place was an equally impressive overhead kick from U19 player Marvin Cuni (32%) in a friendly against FC Augsburg. In third place, the Bayern supporters voted for Thiago's (10%) smart finish in the opening game of the second half of the season in Berlin.
Thomas Müller was also on target in January and the fans voted him FC Bayern Player of the Month for January.