Xherdan Shaqiri scored a belter for Switzerland in their Round of 16 game against Poland. The goal sent the game to extra-time, but the Swiss side eventually fell short in penalties. With a one-goal lead, Poland looked to have been going away with the game before Switzerland attacker Xherdan Shaqiri spoiled the party for them. The Stoke City player stepped up to the occasion and scored a scorching bicycle kick from the edge of the 18-yard-area. This is one goal you could watch over and over again: The footballing world on Twitter reacted to what was probably the best goal of the Euro 2016 so far: That bike from Shaqiri😱😱 — Cameron™ (@C_SAW_MORTON) June 25, 2016 I’m glad shaqiri has been watching me in training 😉 — Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) June 25, 2016 Fair play to Shaqiri too. Asked in MOTM pc to describe ‘best goal of career’, said; “you don’t know me so well. I always score nice goals” — […]

Much like with Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Xherdan Shaqiri's move to Stoke City makes much more sense in reverse. Picture this if you will, a young prodigious talent at Stoke, moves to Inter Milan, realises his dream by playing at Bayern Munich, wins a Champions League title, and retires at his home club in Basel. The internet has been collectively stunned by the move, there is far more to the transfer than meets the eye. While many associate Stoke City with just a trying away fixture on a cold tuesday night, there are many reasons as to why this transfer makes much sense.

Inter Milan have been very busy in the transfer market so far with the loan signings of German World Cup winner Lukas Podolski from Arsenal and Swiss international Xherdan Shaqiri from Bayern Munich. Newly appointed manager Roberto Mancini was vocal about the lack of wingers in the Inter squad when he took over from Walter Mazzarri in Novemmber. At this point no one can blame Erick Thohir of not backing the new manager and these two quality additions might well help the Nerazzurri make a charge towards the third place after a desperately poor start to this campaign. Xherdan Shaqiri At the age of 23, Shaqiri has already played 41 games on the international stage and has the best years of his career ahead of him. A versatile player who has the experience of playing on either flank as well as behind the front man, Shaqiri’s signing represents the club’s biggest signing of intent since winning the UEFA Champions league […]