UEFA Champions League: 10 Best Goals Ever in Europe's Elite Club Competition

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UEFA Champions League: 10 Best Goals Ever in Europe's Elite Club Competition
Does Zinedine Zidane make it onto the list of the best 10 goals ever scored with his exquisite volley in the Champions League final at Hampden Park in 2002?

Next Tuesday, the 2011 UEFA Champions League kicks back into gear with a thrilling tie at Camp Nou as Barcelona seek to overturn a first-leg one-goal deficit against a team mockingly dubbed ''Barca Lite,'' Arsenal.

In the first leg, however, the North Londoners overcame the disappointment of falling behind to Lionel Messi's well-worked goal to win 2-1, courtesy of a beautifully-crafted Andrei Arshavin strike towards the end of the match.

While Arshavin's goal was special in a full-fat Barcelona kinda' way, does it have a place among the great goals scored in the elite club competition in world football, now in its 19th year as we know it?

Unfortunately not.

For there have many fine goals over the past two decades—goals of breathtaking individual skill, instinctive finishing and remarkable teamwork.

In this video slideshow, I count down those which I consider to be the 10 best ever scored. Prepare to be surprised by one or two inclusions and omissions!

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