Euro 2020 – Top Five Goals of the Tournament

Patrik Schick and several others have netted absolute stunners during Euro 2020.

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Euro 2020 may have been delayed for 12 months, but the 24 teams have given fans across the continent something to smile about, and those that support England or Italy could be even happier on Monday morning.

Summer tournaments allow players to make a name for themselves and some of football’s most iconic moments have come on the international stage.

With Euro 2020 about to draw to a close, we take a look at the top five goals of the tournament so far.

Patrik Schick (Czech Republic vs Scotland – June 14th)

Most will consider Patrik Schick’s goal as the pick of the bunch and it is hard to argue with that.

The Czech Republic striker scored an incredible goal from the halfway line as Scotland lost their opening game of the tournament 2-0.

Schick opened the scoring with a header, but it was his second goal that stole the headlines. He left Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall stranded as he whipped the ball into the net from the halfway line.

Andriy Yarmolenko (Ukraine vs Netherlands – June 13th)

Ukraine lost 3-2 to the Netherlands back in June, but West Ham United midfielder Andriy Yarmolenko will still have fond memories from that game.

Andriy Shevchenko’s side were losing 2-0 when Yarmolenko picked his spot from way out and fired left-footed past Maarten Stekelenburg from at least 25 yards.

His one-two with Roman Yaremchuck before the strike added to the magic, but the Dutch still held on for all three points.

Andreas Christensen (Denmark vs Russia – June 21st)

Denmark’s 4-1 victory over Russia was one of the most significant moments of the tournament, especially after what happened to playmaker Christian Eriksen in their opening game.

The Danes had to beat Russia and hope results went their way for them to qualify, and they did so in emphatic fashion. With his team in command, Andreas Christensen nearly took the roof of the stadium in Copenhagen when he drilled the ball home from just outside the edge of the box.

His powerful drive put Russia on the back foot and they never recovered from there as they exited the tournament in the group stages.

Paul Pogba vs (France Switzerland – June 28th)

Not a night that France’s squad will want to remember, as they surrendered a 3-1 lead to eventually lose to Switzerland on penalties.

After falling behind, Didier Deschamps’ side took control of the match in the second 45 minutes, but they had nothing to show for it come full-time.

Paul Pogba’s goal was the moment of the match, with the Manchester United playmaker curling the ball into the top corner to give Yann Sommer no chance in the Swiss goal.

Sadly for him, and France, it was overshadowed by the Switzerland comeback and their penalty heroics.

Federico Chiesa (Italy vs Spain – July 6th)

Federico Chiesa’s goal proved how dangerous Italy can be on the counter-attack as he helped his side race into a 1-0 lead.

After a cagey first half, Chiesa put his team in front on the hour mark as he raced on to a loose pass on the edge of the box. The Juventus man twisted one way, then the other, before curling the ball into the far corner past Spain goalkeeper Unai Simon.

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