Michel Bastos – who plays for French outfit Lyon – is regarded as one of the finest and most solid left backs in Europe, with the player also having a useful aspect of versatility about him allowing him to operate as an effective left midfield winger. He may not score much too often, but the Brazilian full-back has a tendency to score in style; Total Pro Sports takes a look at the top 10 best Michel Bastos goals.
With the ball being headed back into the path of Michel Bastos, the attacking-minded player strikes the falling football with noticeable technique for the ball to end up in the back of the net.
Receiving the ball from a team-mate, Michel Bastos takes a touch that nearly falls into the path of the defender but by adding an extra touch via an outstretched leg, the full back lets go of a great finish.
Following a fine individual run from a Lyon team-mate, the ball gets crossed in to the path of Michel Bastos who stops the ball before releasing a powered shot into the left hand corner of the net.
In what turned out to be a brilliant team effort from French side Lyon, following a period of intelligent passes Michel Bastos finishes the move off with a directed side-footed shot.
Once again displaying his free-kick talent, Michel Bastos took a shot from around 35 yards or so with direction and power that found its way into the bottom left hand corner of the goal, leaving the keeper stranded in the process.
On this occasion, the Lyon number seven took on a defender briefly before lashing on to the ball with a drive that curled just about enough to end up hitting the bar and into the goal.
Michel Bastos is from Brazil and, as such, takes the free-kick situations during the matches he plays for the country and on this occasion he did not fail to disappoint by releasing a powerful shot (around 149km/h) into the net's top left corner.
In a match against Celtic in the Emirates Cup, within Arsenal's Emirates stadium, Michel Bastos showcased his free-kick talent with an absolute belter from a tight angle that flew all the way into the top left hand corner of the net.
During a match in the Champions League with Lyon against Hapoel Tel Aviv, Michel Bastos decided to hit the dropping ball in a single strike and he sure wasn't wrong in doing so with the ball crashing into the top right hand corner of the net.
Known for his incredible power that's directed onto the ball, Michel Bastos took one touch to control a pass from a team-mate and then let go of a pile-driver that was an unstoppable effort.