What is there to say about Zinedine Zidane’s wonder strike that helped Real Madrid claim their last Champions League title back in 2002 that hasn't already been said?
The French international was 29 and at the peak of his immense powers, and he was an attacking feature in a team that included Roberto Carlos, Raul, Luis Figo and Fernando Morientes.
Raul had opened the scoring for Real in the eighth minute only to see that lead wiped out just five minutes later through Lucio.
Enter Zidane, who stepped up to fire home a stunning left-foot volley just before half-time for what proved to be the winner to secure Madrid’s third title in five years at Glasgow’s Hampden Park.
There didn’t look to be too much danger when Santiago Solari sent Carlos chasing down the left wing, under pressure from his marker, and even less when Carlos could only hook a high, hopeful cross to the edge of the area.
When the ball eventually came down from the heavens, Zidane was poised underneath, ready to make the most of the situation. And, while most players would not have taken on a first-time volley, let alone execute the skill with such devastating perfection, Zidane knew immediately that was what was needed.
He seemed to take an eternity to ready himself, left his left leg back, pivot on his right, and swing with power and precision an arrow-like volley past Hans-Jorg Butt in the Bayer goal.
Rory Smith of The Telegraph said of the goal:
It was the moment of Zidane’s apotheosis, more so than the 1998 World Cup final, because of the moment’s grace and beauty, because of his control of everything around him.