CHRIS SUTTON: Patrick Schick’s 49-yard lob at Hampden was bang on but it is NOT the best goal of all time at a Euros… Marco van Basten produced pure poetry in 1988 with the mother of all volleys and that is my No 1
- Patrik Schick scored from half-way in Czech Republic’s win over Scotland
- But how does that long-range wondergoal compare to the other Euros belters?
- Sportsmail columnist Chris Sutton ranks his top-five Euros goals of all time
- Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here.
Czech Republic’s Patrik Schick scored one of the greatest European Championships goals ever against Scotland on Monday, by netting from the half-way line.
The young forward clipped a delightful lob over goalkeeper David Marshall while trying to launch a counter-attack to silence Hampden Park and earn the Czechs a 2-0 win.
But how does Schick’s strike compare to the other Euros belters over the years? Sportsmail columnist CHRIS SUTTON ranks his top five…
Patrik Schick produced a contender for Goal of the Tournament at Euro 2020 with a fine lob
1 – MARCO VAN BASTEN AGAINST SOVIET UNION, EURO 1988
The mother of all volleys, and easily the best goal ever scored at any Euros tournament. It was pure poetry.
Marco van Basten’s volley to win the 1988 European Championships is Chris Sutton’s best goal
2 – PATRICK SCHICK AGAINST SCOTLAND, EURO 2020
I’d say 999 times out of 1000, a player balloons this and the crowd goes, “Wheeeey”. Schick didn’t. He got it bang on. Bravo.
Schick silenced Hampden Park on Monday after netting from half-way against Scotland
3 – PAUL GASCOIGNE AGAINST SCOTLAND, EURO 1996
You know the one. The ball is flicked over Colin Hendry with his left foot, then buried into the back of the net with his right. Pure Gazza.
Paul Gascoigne bamboozled Colin Hendry before firing home for England against Scotland
4 – KAREL POBORKSY AGAINST PORTUGAL, EURO 1996
Anyone too young to remember this should get on YouTube and see how Poborsky barges through the Portuguese defence before scooping a lob over the goalkeeper.
Another stunner from Euro ’96 saw Karel Poborsky score a delightful chip against Portugal
5 – ANTONIN PANENKA AGAINST WEST GERMANY, EURO 1976
Sorry to Xherdan Shaqiri, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and others who missed out, but I had to include the Panenka penalty which won Czechoslovakia the title in ’74.
It was such an iconic moment that it earned its place as a modern footballing phrase.
Antonin Panenka had a penalty move named after him following the 1976 European final
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