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Zidane - a moment of beauty

Published: Thursday 16 May 2002, 12.37CET
Only the true greats can score goals like this.
Published: Thursday 16 May 2002, 12.37CET

Zidane - a moment of beauty

Only the true greats can score goals like this.

Only the truly great can do things like this. A flash of magnificence from the sublime Zinedine Zidane was enough to send this season's UEFA Champions League trophy in the direction of Madrid.

Falling invitingly
Shortly before half-time in Wednesday's final, with Real Madrid CF and Bayer 04 Leverkusen locked at 1-1, the ball fell invitingly for the brilliant Frenchman. It seemed as though time was standing still in Glasgow's Hampden Park stadium, as the crowd waited with bated breath. A slight miscue, and the ball could have ended up flying into the stands.

Triumphant volley
But because it was Zidane, no one was to be disappointed. Setting himself calmly, he connected perfectly, sending a triumphant volley screaming into the net. Simply stupendous....

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