Goal of the Week: Rewind to…1988 volley!

By Editor | April 4th, 2012 1 Comment

By Simone Poliandri

The opening goal in Real Madrid’s 5-1 away victory against Osasuna in matchday 31 of the Spanish Liga brings all long-term football aficionados back to memories of past champions. On March 31, Madrid striker Karim Benzema volleyed a surgically accurate cross by Cristiano Ronaldo into the opposite top corner of Osasuna’s net. This marvel of coordination and accuracy resembles closely Dutch phenom Marco van Basten’s splendid goal against USSR in the 1988 European Cup final.


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April 5th, 2012 | 5:35 am    

Nice, but Van Basten’s was from a much tighter angle, hit laces down rather than side-footed, and scored in a Euro final not a blowout league game. Still, pretty good goal from Benzema. I’m hoping for a Real-Barca Champions League final . . . Sparks should fly.

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