Great scott, what a season. And in consideration of the Goal of the Year, there are a great many things to look at. For me, it all comes down to these factors:
–Quality (how good was the goal? This kinda rules out bundled-in, scrappy goals.)
–Import (how big was the moment)
–Execution (different from quality. You can have a great goal that is poorly executed.)
–Outcome (generally, but not always, a goal of the year will be a match-winner.)
We had a pigpile of them, from the Xavi-Alves-Messi one-touch trident against Malaga, to Pedro!’s half-volley from about mid pitch. But to me, the Goal of the Year was as clear as day.