Classic Euro moments: Marco van Basten vs Soviet Union

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Goal has recreated some of the greatest moments from the tournament's history in animated form, continuing with one of the classiest strikes football has ever witnessed

Marco van Basten scored many spectacular goals throughout his stellar career but there is one strike in particular which stands out more than most.

From an almost improbable angle, Van Basten famously fired home a sumptuous volley for the Netherlands as they beat the Soviet Union 2-0 in the 1988 European Championships final in West Germany.


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Van Basten's fifth and final goal of the competition remains today one of the best goals ever scored in the tournament's history and in football.

Goal has recreated some of the best moments at Europe's top international competition in animated form, and Van Basten's wonder goal is one that you can never tire of watching.