Lionel Messis opener against Nigeria was perfection, while Toni Kroos free-kick was wonderful...but what was the best goal of the World Cup group stages? Sportsmail reporters decide

 

After victories for both Belgium and Tunisia on Thursday night, the group stages of the 2018 World Cup are over.

After 48 group games and 122 goals we have seen some moments of high drama, and others of sheer ingenuity.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Harry Kane have all found the net in Russia. But who has scored the best goal of the tournament so far? We asked Sportsmails reporters to make their pick...  

Adnan Januzajs brilliant strike on Thursday night secured Belgium victory over England

Adnan Januzajs brilliant strike on Thursday night secured Belgium victory over England

Thursday night saw the climax of the group stages of the World Cup in Russia

  • The likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have netted stunning goals
  • But which of the 122 goals scored so far in Russia was the most spectacular?
  • Here, Sportsmails reporters make their pick for the goal of the group stages