Euro 2012: Best Goal of the Tournament So Far

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Euro 2012: Best Goal of the Tournament So Far
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Kuba and his golazo: Together, that almost sounds like something out of a children's storybook.

In reality, Jakub Blaszczykowski's goal for Poland against Russia on Tuesday was nearly as unbelievable. It was so good, in fact, that it stands as the best strike of Euro 2012 so far.

The goal appears in the video above, starting around the 1:00 mark. Be sure you watch all the replays from all the various angles to see how well Kuba curled the ball around Vyacheslav Malafeev and into the Russian goal.

Here's another good view of the golazo.

Some will argue that Mario Gomez's first goal for Germany against the Netherlands on Wednesday was a better all-around goal. Indeed, the buildup was superb, as was Gomez's turn and finish.

But for pure, stunning beauty, you just can't top Kuba's classic.

The shot had both power and accuracy, and Kuba curled it perfectly. He really could not have taken the chance any better.

Plus, the goal capped off a fine counter attack by Poland. Most importantly, though, it equalized for the co-hosts against Group A favorites, Russia.

Thanks to Kuba's great goal, Poland earned a 1-1 draw against Russia and will now head into the final matchday in Group A with a decent chance of advancing to the knockout stage.

For all those reasons, Kuba's goal takes the top honor so far at Euro 2012.

What do you say, readers? Which goal was better—Kuba's or Gomez's? Or did you like another one entirely?

Leave your thoughts in the comments.

 

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