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Five of the best: Incredible team goals

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Brilliant team goals don't always get the recognition they deserve.

Often in Goal of the Season compilations you'll notice more long-range efforts or volleys than a great team goal involving most of the players from the scoring team.

However, the very best team goals are remembered fondly - not just by fans of the scoring team but also by neutrals, too.

There's just something a little special about a spectacular team goal - and here are five of the very best.

5. Paul Scholes | Manchester United v Panathinaikos

Slotting in at No. 5 is this fantastic team goal by Manchester United, scored during the 2000/01 Champions League campaign against Greek outfit Panthinaikos.

After an incredible sequence of passing - involving the likes of Teddy Sherinhham, Dwight Yorke and David Beckham - the move was finished off, rather fittingly, by the pass-master himself: Paul Scholes.

And what a glorious finish it was, too. A beautiful chip from the edge of the box which nestled perfectly into the net.

Watch it here: http://youtu.be/4-mQNGPgXTc

4. Esteban Cambiasso | Argentina v Serbia & Montenegro

One of the most remarkable team goals in World Cup history was scored in 2006, when Esteban Cambiasso finished off a stunning 25-pass move against Serbia & Montenegro.

The final passes involved a neat exchange between Hernan Crespo and Cambiasso, who produced a memorable celebration to match the quality of the goal.

Watch it here: http://youtu.be/q5W6vBI3mGE

3. Carlos Alberto | Brazil v Italy

If Cambiasso's goal was one of the best team goals at a World Cup finals, then we all know which goal deserves to top the list.

Carlos Alberto's goal from 1970 is often described as the greatest goal of all time - and you can understand why.

The most successful team in World Cup history passed the ball around the Italians with consummate ease, before Pele gained possession, set-up Carlos Alberto with the coolest of passes, before the flying full-back struck an arrow into the bottom corner of the net.

Watch it here: http://youtu.be/0HrjevD2vhk

2. Jose Cardozo | Deportivo Toluca v America

Carlos Alberto's goal probably deserves to top this list if you consider the calibre of opponents, but this team goal by Deportivo Toluca - finished off by Jose Cardozo - was nothing short of outrageous.

Started from close to their own corner flag, Deportivo Toluca hit America with one of the most breathtaking counter-attacks of all time.

Every touch was spot-on, every pass sublime. This was 16 seconds of footballing perfection.

Watch it here: http://youtu.be/s-QAY6ukcPE

1. Mick Channon | Southampton v Liverpool

But topping the list is this extraordinary team goal from Southampton, scored by Mick Channon against English giants Liverpool in 1982.

This goal really ought to be shown more - it truly is one of the most stunning moves of all time.

One of the things which makes this goal so special is that there are times when Southampton never look totally in control of the ball, but bail themselves out with a couple of miraculous passes - including a header from the touchline and a genius overhead kick.

Pity anyone at the ground who popped out for a half-time pie at this exact moment of the match.

Watch it here: http://youtu.be/TxyYSoblpcI

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