Porto star Mehdi Taremi wins Champions League goal of the season for 2020-21 with overhead kick

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Porto star Mehdi Taremi wins Champions League goal of the 2020-21 season with a stunning injury time overhead kick against Chelsea… defeated Lionel Messi’s PSG screamer and Olivier Giroud’s acrobatics

  • The winner of the Champions League goal of the season has been announced
  • Numerous elite strikes throughout the season were debated and voted on
  • Porto’s Iranian star Mehdi Taremi has taken the top spot with his bicycle kick
  • Taremi struck in the closing moments of the game against Chelsea in Seville

Porto’s Iranian star Mehdi Taremi has won the official Champions League goal of the season for the 2020-21 season.

The 28-year-old showed stunning technique by plucking the ball out of the air in the closing moments of the second leg quarter-final against eventual champions Chelsea, and hammering it into the top corner with an acrobatic finish.

Taremi’s winning attempt was confirmed by UEFA on Friday, when the footballing body uploaded images of the strike to their official website and social media channels.

Porto's Iranian star Mehdi Taremi has won the official Champions League goal of the season

Porto’s Iranian star Mehdi Taremi has won the official Champions League goal of the season

Defenders could only watch as Taremi made sweet contact and hit the ball home naar

Defenders could only watch as Taremi made sweet contact and hit the ball home naar

Defenders could only watch as Taremi made sweet contact and hit the ball home naar

Fans around the world were asked to vote for their favorite strike of the competition.

UEFA’s technical observers selected their top ten goals of the season shortly after the final, which saw Chelsea beat English rivals Manchester City.

The top goalscorer shortlist then went to a fan decision on Monday, May 31, with Taremi receiving more than 750,000 votes.

Taremi (right) celebrates his goal with Porto team-mate Pepe in the 2-1 aggregate defeat

Taremi (right) celebrates his goal with Porto team-mate Pepe in the 2-1 aggregate defeat

Taremi (right) celebrates his goal with Porto team-mate Pepe in the 2-1 aggregate defeat

Taremi knocks Lionel Messi on the gong after the Argentinian hit a screamer against PSG

Taremi knocks Lionel Messi on the gong after the Argentinian hit a screamer against PSG

Taremi knocks Lionel Messi on the gong after the Argentinian hit a screamer against PSG

Olivier Giroud finished in third place with his inventive acrobatic attempt against Atletico Madrid

Olivier Giroud finished in third place with his inventive acrobatic attempt against Atletico Madrid

Olivier Giroud finished in third place with his inventive acrobatic attempt against Atletico Madrid

UEFA has revealed that a total of nearly 1.3 million votes have been cast.

Second came Lionel Messi’s superb long-range attack against Paris Saint-Germain in the French capital, and third was Olivier Giroud’s acrobatic effort at Atletico Madrid.

Also on the overall shortlist were Kylian Mbappe – for his blistering breakaway goal at Camp Nou – and Neymar – for a blistering try against Istanbul Basaksehir.

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