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Euro 2020/21 – Best Goal Of Tournament

Here at Undrafted we have been following Euro 2020/21 closely and enjoying every special moment the tournament has had to offer. With the tournament coming to an end, it’s time to decide what was the best goal of the tournament. The Undrafted The Network writers will all choose one goal each and explain the reasoning behind that decision.

Jamie Evans

Goal of the tournament – Luka Modric vs Scotland

Image Credit – Hindustan Times

Another tough choice to choose from. There have been some fabulous goals across the competition so far. From Schick 50 yarder v Scotland, Yarmolenko lovely finish v Netherlands to Paul Pogba’s wonder goal v Switzerland. Could have been anyone of them. But I have chosen Luka Modric 22 yard outside the foot perler into the top bins against Scotland to seal the Croatians place in the next round and ending Scotland’s hopes of qualifying. It takes someone of special quality to pull off a strike like that leaving David Marshall waving at the ball as it passes him into the back of the net. Sensational strike from a sensational player.

Watch the goal here.

Chris Juffs

Goal of the Tournament – Andriy Yarmolenko vs Netherlands

Another outsider for goal of the tournament has to be Yarmolenko’s screamer for Ukraine against the Dutch. Starting the ball a good 3 yards outside of the far post, he bends it inside and past the helpless goalkeeper. It was nearly the start of an outrageous comeback if Ukraine managed to Nick a point, however it seemingly gets overlooked due to the result. Nevertheless an absolute belter!

Watch the goal here.

Murray Pugh

Goal of the tournament – Andreas Christensen vs Russia

Image Credit – Chelsea FC twitter

Now while everyone will say Schick’s is the goal of the tournament. It just isn’t. Yeah it was like 50 yards and yeah it started on the outside of the post but, you’ve seen it done before many a time. Christensen’s thunderbolt from 30 yards out to near enough secure Denmark qualification into the knockouts is my goal of the tournament. It’s the 79th minute 2-1 Denmark and a goal from Russia would end the hopes of a Nation. The ball is pinging around the Russian box when it gets cleared out as far as Christensen who fires the ball back towards the goal as it flies past the helpless keeper. This goal all but secured Denmark’s progression into the knockouts, and for a Nation that started the campaign off the way they did, it was fitting that such a goal was scored to help them through, and of course Christensen paid tribute to Eriksen with his celebration.

Watch the goal here.

Thomas Clapham

Goal of the Tournament – Thorgan Hazard vs Portugal

It doesn’t happen often, but I agree with Murray on all points, except the goal of the Tournament. All the analysts will pick Patrik Schick’s goal but only because it is the media friendly answer. That is not to take anything away from Schick and the goal was one of the better halfway line strikes I have seen. That being said Marshall was miles off his line and so the goal is more about hitting the target. My pick for Goal of the Tournament came when Belgium played Portugal in the round of 16. It ended up being the goal that settled the tie and what a goal it was. Belgium were moving on the edge of the area and the ball fell to Hazard. He hit it, and at first glance it seemed that Rui Patricio had made a meal of it, however when watching it back on replay it is a far different goal. The ball moves all over the place in the air, curling away from Patricio just before it arrives at the Goalkeeper. A fantastic goal that the keeper had no chance of saving.

Watch the goal here.

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