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Euro 2008: The Best Goal of the Second Round of Games

Posted By Brian Phillips On June 15, 2008 @ 7:44 am In Uncategorized | 4 Comments

The second round of the group phase is in the books, which means it’s time to pin a shining blue ribbon on the lapel of its most exciting goal. Once again, I’ll be pronouncing a winner from the Olympian heights of being the only person who knows my account password, but you’re warmly invited to name your own choice in the comments. We have more nominees (and videos) this time. . .

David Villa v. Sweden

Robin van Persie v. France

Thierry Henry v. Holland

Arjen Robben v. France

Arda Turan v. Switzerland

And the winner is…Arjen Robben. All the goals from the Holland-France match were memorable (Sneijder’s could easily have been a nominee as well), but the impossible angle of Robben’s shot gives it the edge for me over the slightly more exciting build-up of van Persie’s. Then again, van Nistelrooy’s backheel-pirouette probably deserves its own award. I can’t wait to see what round three produces.


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