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Top 10 European Championship goals

Saturday, June 28, 2008


Before the start of Euro 2008, BBC Sport had selected the top 10 goals ever scored at the European Championship.

Here are the list:

No. 10
John Jensen1992Denmark v Germany

Flemming Povlsen collected the loose ball from Andreas Brehme, spotted John Jensen waiting on the edge of the box and pulled the ball back for Jensen to hammer a devastating strike passed Bodo Illgner.



No. 9
Marc Overmars2000Netherlands v Yugoslavia

Dennis Bergkamp cleverly found Marc Overmars 20 waiting yards out before he volleyed home past Ivica Kralj. The Yugoslavian keeper put fingertips on the ball but could not keep it out.



No. 8
Davor Šuker1996Croatia v Denmark

Peter Schmeichel ran to the other end of the field for a corner to help his team back from a two goal deficit. The Denmark superstar got back just in time to his goal, but Davor Šuker catching Schemichel off his line and he chip the ball over Schmeichel to put Croatia three goals lead.



No. 7
Frank De Boer2000Netherlands v France

Frank De Boer unleashed a piledriver of a 35-yard free-kick to which Bernard Lama could only get a touch before the ball went in off the underside of the bar.



No. 6
Karel Poborský1996Czech Republic v Portugal

Karel Poborský reaching the edge of the box after a slightly lucky dribble, the Czech winger coolly lobbed the ball over Vítor Baia's head and into the net. The goal became a trademark shot for Poborský and voted the best individual goal in the Carlsberg Goal of the Day poll on Euro 2008.



No. 5
Maniche2004Portugal v Netherlands

Maniche picked up the ball from a short corner, sidestepped to the right and hammered a right-foot shot inside the far post past Dutch keeper Edwin van der Sar. The goal was voted as the goal of the tournament.



No. 4
Ronnie Whelan1988Republic of Ireland v USSR

A long throw from Mick McCarthy volleyed home by Ronnie Whelan with his left foot, sending it rocketing into the top corner of the goal from 20 yards.



No. 3
Tomas Brolin1992Sweden vs England

A spectacular exhibition of 'pass and move.' Tomas Brolin exchanged passes with two teammates, Klas Ingesson and Martin Dahlin, before unleashed a thunderbolt past Chris Woods.



No. 2
Paul Gascoigne1996England v Scotland

Paul Gascoigne ran on to a chip forward by Darren Anderton on the edge of the box, and flicked the ball up and over Colin Hendry as he volleyed the ball past Andy Goram.



No. 1
Marco van Basten1988Netherlands v USSR

Full-back Adri van Tiggelen intercepted an errant Soviet pass and ran forward before found Arnold Mühren on the left. He immediately looped a high-cross deep into the Soviet penalty area that found an unmarked Marco Van Basten. To be honest, Van Basten was in no position to score, but for some reason he decided to go for goal and hit it first time over the head Rinat Dasaev from an almost impossible angle into the back of the net just inside the far post. It was probably the best goal in the tournament's history.




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