VIDEO: Bundesliga midfielder ‘scores a Xabi Alonso’ with 90 yard volley

Xabi Alonso

Moritz Stoppelkamp scored one of the most audacious goals you are ever likely to see, drawing comparisons to ex Liverpool star Xabi Alonso's own stunners.

Moritz Stoppelkamp scored a goal for Paderborn that had to be seen to be believed this weekend in a 2-0 win over former club Hannover.

With his side leading 1-0 heading into the final few minutes, the ball fell to Stoppelkamp outside his own box, and the 27-year-old ensured three points for his side in the most spectacular of fashions.

Paderborn have impressed since promotion to the top flight this summer, but no one would have predicted that the newly promoted side would be top of the Bundesliga, even if it the German division is in its early days.

With two wins and two draws, Paderborn are level at the top with giants Bayern Munich, while Mainz and Hoffenheim have also registered the same number of points only for the Bundesliga newbies to sit ahead on goal difference.

But it's pretty clear that Moritz Stoppelkamp's goal, a strike that earns them that top spot, should be worth more than a few points on it's own.

The midfielders strike, while former Manchester United goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler had come forward for a Hannover corner, harked back to a couple of extraordinary efforts from Liverpool legend Xabi Alonso, now at Bayern after a spell at Real Madrid. The Spaniard scored one goal from his own half in a FA Cup at Luton in 2006, and later that year hit an even better effort against Newcastle that left Toon keeper Shay Given on his backside.

Whether Stoppelkamp's effort was better than the 32-year-old's Reds efforts is of course a matter of opinion, but the fact he took the ball on his chest outside the box, spun, and volleyed the ball into the OTHER goal was certainly impressive to say the least.

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