Euro 2012: Top 5 Goals of Tournament

Dan TalintyreSenior Analyst IIJuly 2, 2012

Euro 2012: Top 5 Goals of Tournament

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    Euro 2012 is complete.

    We have been treated to some breathtaking goals and sublime strikes throughout the tournament and now it's time to take a look back at the top five goals of the tournament.

    Who will take the crown for the goal of the tournament—will it be Italy's Mario Balotelli or will Sweden's ace Zlatan Ibrahimovic take the top spot?

    Read on to see which was the best goal from Euro 2012.

Honorable Mention: Mario Gomez, Germany

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    Kicking off our list and narrowly missing out on a top five position is Mario Gomez's sensational turn-and-goal against the Netherlands.

    For me, the setup of the goal is almost better than the finish itself, with Gomez displaying the world-class control and skill that we know he possesses.

5. Danny Welbeck, England

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    England were able to sneak home against Sweden with Danny Welbeck's sublime winner getting the job done for the Three Lions.

    Welbeck entered the tournament under a lot of pressure with the suspension of Wayne Rooney, but his excellent back-heel showed that he was more than capable of rising to the occasion.

4. Jakub Blaszczykowski, Poland

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    Jakub Blaszczykowski's wonderful finish was a rare highlight for the hosts of Euro 2012, with Poland eliminated in the group stage of the tournament.

    Still, if you're going to have a highlight, might as well make it a good one.

3. Mario Balotelli, Italy

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    Love him or hate him, there's no denying the impact that Mario Balotelli had for the Azzurri at Euro 2012—in particular, his brace against Germany in the semifinal of the tournament.

    Here's the second of those goals and one of the greatest goal celebrations of the season from Balotelli.

2. Andrea Pirlo, Italy

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    This wonderful free kick from Andrea Pirlo not only saw Italy through against Croatia, but proved once again the class and skill that Pirlo has on a football pitch.

1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sweden

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    But the top goal of the tournament has to be Zlatan Ibrahimovic's spectacular volley against France.

    He might be one of the most enigmatic and eccentric players in the game, but is also one of the most dynamic strikers on his day and one of the top finishers in world football.

    And he has the best goal from Euro 2012.

     

    What do you think was the best goal from Euro 2012?

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