Yakin scored in the Swiss team's 2-0 win over FC Spartak Moskva. However, before he found the target, Yakin went close to producing what would have been a sure-fire contender for the competition's goal of the season.
An athletic bicycle-kick from a long, wide free-kick tested Spartak goalkeeper Stanislav Cherchessov to the full. It was almost a goal to remember. To pull a piece of skill like this out of the bag requires timing, co-ordination, power and total confidence. Hakan Yakin is one to watch on the European scene this term.