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Thursday, 29 June, 2000, 16:43 GMT 17:43 UK
Goal of the tournament

Euro 2000 has provided us with plenty of treats this summer.

Silky passing and individual skills in midfield, classy, composed defending at the back - and a wealth of top-class goals to savour, especially from the Dutch.

Here are 10 of the best strikes, as selected by the Match of The Day team. See the associated story to find out if you correctly predicted their choice of the top three.

Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry
FRANCE v Denmark, Group D, June 11
France launch a counter-attack from their own penalty area. Henry lays the ball off to Zidane before hairing off down the left flank in pursuit of the return pass. His pace leaves the Danish defence trailing in his wake. With time and space at his disposal, Henry beats Schmeichel low to his left with a precision, right-foot finish.


Mehmet Scholl

Mehmet Scholl
GERMANY v Romania, Group A, June 12
The Germans play several short balls between themselves on the right in a bid to work an opening. Babbel eventually passes the ball inside to Rink, who in turn lays the ball off to Scholl. One touch takes it on to his left foot and a 20- yard drive follows which whistles into the top corner, leaving goalkeeper Stelea motionless.


Joao Pinto

Joao Pinto
PORTUGAL v England, Group A, June 12
Rui Costa is the orchestrator, dictating matters on the right as the Portuguese wait patiently for an opportunity to cross the ball in the box. Costa finally finds himself in a bit of space and whips in a ball towards the penalty spot. Pinto gets ahead of Campbell, diving bravely to glance a header into the net via a post.


Stefano Fiore


ITALY v Belgium, Group B, June 14
Fiore's pace takes him away from one Belgium player as he cuts in from the left. He then opts to play a one-two with Inzaghi 22 yards out. The lay-off is perfect and Fiore curls home an unstoppbale, right-foot shot which leaves De Wilde cluthcing at thin air.


Alessandro Del Piero


ITALY v Sweden, Group B, June 19
Montella wins possession inside the centre circle and manages to squirm the ball to Del Piero. The Juventus striker takes the ball in his stride and makes a beeline for the Swedish area. He turns one way then the other before firing a left-foot shot into the roof of the net.


Pedro Munitis


SPAIN v Yugoslavia, Group C, June 21
Mendieta and Etxeberria make headway down the right before the latter picks out Munitis in a great position on the edge of Yugoslav area. The substitute wastes little time controlling the ball before curling a left-foot into the net via Kralj's right post.


Alfonso


SPAIN v Yugoslavia, Group C, June 21
Urzaiz heads down a speculative punt into the Yugoslav area as Spain go in search of the goal that will take them through. The ball falls invitingly for Alfonso, who shows great technique in directing a left-foot shot into the bottom corner of the net.


Patrick Kluivert


HOLLAND v France, Group D, June 21
A defence-splitting pass from Bergkamp sets Kluivert free on the left. He cuts inside, hesistates slightly before drilling a shot into the far corner as Le Boeuf tries desperately to close him down.


Patrick Kluivert


HOLLAND v Yugoslavia, Quarter-final, June 25
Zenden finds Davids on his left as Holland go on the offensive. Davids takes two touches before clipping the ball over the Yugoslav defence, straight into the path of Kluivert. The striker does not break stride as he plants a first-time shot past Kralj.


Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane
FRANCE v Spain, Quarter-final, June 25
A free-kick special from Zidane, who gives Canizares no chance with his strike from 25 yards. The ball flies like an arrow towards the top corner.

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See also:

01 Jul 00 | The BBC Team
Fiore strike scoops top spot
28 Jun 00 | Photo Gallery
France v Portugal in pictures
26 Jun 00 | Photo Gallery
France v Spain in pictures
26 Jun 00 | Photo Gallery
Holland v Yugoslavia in pictures
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