Henrikh Mkhitaryan may have had to wait 1145 minutes to open his account for the campaign, but it proved to be well worth the wait for the 26-year-old.
The Armenian’s 45th shot on goal this season made it 2-0 for Borussia Dortmund in their 3-0 Revierderby victory over FC Schalke 04 and earned him bundesliga.com‘s Goal of the Week award for Matchday 23.
Mkhitaryan’s last league goal before Saturday came on 10 May 2014, and there was a hint of a tear in his eye as he netted in BVB’s biggest game of the season. 80 per cent of bundesliga.com users agreed that it was the pick of the bunch, rating it better than Franck Ribery’s goal for FC Bayern München, which came second with eight per cent.
Voting is now open on Bundesliga’s official website to determine the Goal of the Month for February.