When it comes to the land of great volleys, the UEFA Champions League has produced some absolute belters.
The home of Europe’s elite, it’s hardly a surprise that the competition has gifted us a long list of sublime strikes.
The best of the best
Sure, we’re big fans of intricate team-built goals and flowing passages of play that undo the best defences in the land – but few things compare with seeing someone slap their size 11 perfectly through a ball falling from the heavens.
In celebration of the volley, the official Champions League twitter account has been counting down some of the greatest that have been scored in the competition’s illustrious history.
Cometh the hour, cometh the man.
On the grandest stage of them all in the Champions League final, Zidane did this. What a player.
Michael Essien may have struggled with injuries that hampered his career, but that didn’t make him any less of a baller during his days at Stamford Bridge.
For whatever reason a goal is all the more satisfying when it cracks the woodwork. Case in point: this rocket of an effort by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.
Luis Suarez in that Barca side was an absolute force.
If you’re on the hunt for some Milan-themed excellence, we’ve got you covered with this attempt from Jean-Pierre Papin in 1993.
It’s safe to say Borussia Dortmund’s midfield maestro Lars Ricken probably didn’t strike many balls better than this one against Juventus.
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