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The UEFA Technical Observers, a collection of expert observers including Dejan Stanković, Sir Alex Ferguson and Ioan Lupescu, have chosen the top ten goals of the UEFA Europa League season.

Top ten goals of 2016/17 UEFA Europa League season
1 Leon Bailey (Rapid Wien 3-2 Genk) group stage, 15/09/2016
UEFA Technical Observers say: High degree of difficulty of execution in this exceptional first-time strike that was both from distance and on the run.

2 Corentin Tolisso (Lyon 4-2 Roma) round of 16 first leg, 09/03/2017
UEFA Technical Observers say: Fantastic combination play in the final third and a superbly-struck finish.

3 Edin Džeko (Villarreal 0-4 Roma) round of 32 first leg, 16/02/2017
UEFA Technical Observers say: Excellent build-up capped by a brilliantly composed feint and finish.

4 Moussa Sow (Fenerbahçe 2-1 Manchester United) group stage, 03/11/2016
UEFA Technical Observers say: An outstanding acrobatic bicycle kick from outside the box.

5 Federico Bernardeschi (Borussia Mönchengladbach 0-1 Fiorentina) round of 32 first leg, 16/02/2017
UEFA Technical Observers say: A wonderfully precise dead-ball strike.

6 Kalifa Coulibaly (Konyaspor 0-1 Gent) group stage, 08/12/2016
UEFA Technical Observers say: First-rate control, turn and finish in one smooth move.

7 Kalifa Coulibaly (Gent 2-2 Braga) group stage, 24/11/2016
UEFA Technical Observers say: A top-class demonstration of imagination and athleticism inside the penalty area.

8 Beñat Etxebarria (Athletic Club 1-0 Rapid Wien) group stage, 29/09/2016
UEFA Technical Observers say: A quick reaction to the loose ball and a powerful half-volleyed strike under pressure from the defence.

9 Kevin Friesenbichler (Astra Giurgiu 2-3 Austria Wien) group stage, 15/09/2017
UEFA Technical Observers say: A precise long pass and a coolly-executed volleyed finish.

10 Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon 4-2 Roma) round of 16 first leg, 09/03/2017
UEFA Technical Observers say: A superb strike from the edge of the area after another nice team move.

UEFA Technical Observers in Stockholm
Cristian Chivu (Romania), Stefan Majewski (Poland), Mixu Paatelainen (Finland), Sir Alex Ferguson, Ioan Lupescu and Dejan Stanković (UEFA)


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