Cologne - As ever, there were some sensational strikes on Bundesliga Matchday 34, but one in particular stood out more than most in the eyes of the bundesliga.com users.
Everything about Borussia Dortmund’s third goal in Saturday’s 3-2 win against SV Werder Bremen was executed to perfection: from Marco Reus’ lay-off, Shinji Kagawa’s lumped forward pass, Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s first touch and, of course, the Armenian international’s audacious chipped finish over the advancing Koen Casteels. 61 per cent of the post-Matchday poll was the least it deserved - and that’s saying something.
On any other week, FC Augsburg midfielder Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg’s 20-yard postage stamp would almost certainly have been good enough to top the ballot paper (27 per cent) - it’s not often Borussia Mönchengladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer is beaten from that sort of distance - and the same could quite easily be said of Karim Bellarabi’s unstoppable long-range drive in Bayer 04 Leverkusen’a 2-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt (seven per cent).
Another fine team goal and finish from Kagawa ensured Dortmund were well represented in the final day vote (three per cent), while Daniel Ginczek’s seventh of the season, the 24-year-old keeping his head after rounding SC Paderborn 07’s Lukas Kruse to fire home the decisive goal in the pressure-cooker environment of a relegation decider, was a worthy candidate (two per cent).