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Five of the best: International goals

Van Basten clinched the Euro crown. (©GettyImages)
Van Basten clinched the Euro crown. (©GettyImages).

Marco van Basten - Soviet Union 0-2 Netherlands, 1988

Some goals leave spectators gobsmacked through apparent impossibility, while some take the breath of supporters for their sheer power. Marco van Basten's Euro 1988 final goal had both those things.

Ruud Gullit put the Netherlands in front against the Soviet Union in Munich, before Van Basten's thunderbolt put the icing on the cake of a victorious tournament for the Dutch.

As the ball dropped down at a seemingly unthinkable angle, Van Basten cracked a volley from an inconceivable angle, which screeched over the head of Rinat Dasayev and into the net.

Watch it here.

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