During the 24th round of the I Liga 2022/23, in Alvalade, the left winger of the lions opened the scoring against Boavista (3-0) with a shot from inside the area.

“The ball reached Nuno Santos near the penalty spot, with four opposing defenders blocking the path to the goal. Sporting's Portuguese winger was not fooled and, with his left foot, left the defenders and the goalkeeper not knowing what to do”, reads FIFA's commentary on the Sporting player's goal.

Álvaro Barreal (Argentina), Linda Caicedo (Ecuador), Julio Enciso (Paraguay), Seong-jin Kang (South Korea), Sam Kerr (Australia), Brian Lozano (Uruguay), Guilherme Madruga (Brazil), Ivan Morante (Spain ), Askhat Tagybergen (Kazakhstan) and Beatriz Zaneratto (Brazil) are the remaining nominees for the Puskas award, a prize awarded for the most aesthetically significant or “beautiful” goal of the year.