Inter Milan's Dejan Stankovic scored a goal just 20 seconds into a Champions League game against Schalke last night in Milan. More accurately, Stankovic fluidly picked the ball out of the air from midfield and sent it searing past Schalke goalkeeper Manuel Neuer with one touch. From fifty meters out. Inter lost this one, 5-2, and continues its fall from the top of the Champions League — but as Rob Hughes points out, those at San Siro last night were still treated to one of the most memorable and graceful goals in the stadium's 85-year history. What a play.

Once-in-a-Lifetime Goal Can't Save Inter [NY Times]