Ibrahimovic, Messi nominated for Puskas award

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LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi are among the 10 nominees for the 2018-19 Puskas award, the honour for the season’s best goal.

Ibrahimovic saw his volley with the outside of the foot against Toronto nominated. The Swede watched a long ball come down over his shoulder, before he turned and hooked the ball past the goalkeeper in one swift motion.

Meanwhile, Messi’s delicate chip against Betis earned him another nomination. Ibrahimovic won the award in 2013 while Messi has yet to finish first despite this being the seventh time he has had a goal in the top 10 in the award’s 11-year history.

List of nominees: 

Matheus Cunha: Bayer Leverkusen vs. RB LEIPZIG

Juan Fernando Quintero: RIVER PLATE vs. Racing Club

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Toronto vs. LA GALAXY

Lionel Messi: Real Betis vs. BARCELONA

Ajara Nchout: CAMEROON WOMEN vs. New Zealand Women

Fabio Quagliarella: SAMPDORIA vs. Napoli

Amy Rodriguez: UTAH ROYALS vs. Sky Blue FC

Billie Simpson: Sion Swifts Ladies vs. CLIFTONVILLE LADIES FC

Andros Townsend: Manchester City vs. CRYSTAL PALACE

Daniel Zsori: DEBRECEN FC vs. Ferencvaros TC

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