FLASHBACK: Zinedine Zidane Scores the Best Goal in Champions League Final History


Zinedine Zidane will be hoping his team can replicate the wonder goal he scored in the Champions League Final for Real Madrid 16 years ago.

Once the whistle blows to start the final against Liverpool in Kiev, the French wizard will have to watch and hope from the sidelines.

It was very different on 15 May 2002, when Real Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen played out the Champions League final at Scotland’s Hampden Park.

At the time, Bayer had a talented crop of players and had knocked out both Liverpool and Manchester United on their way to the final.

But the game belonged to Zizou. On the stroke of half-time, the France international produced a moment that would go down in history. An attack down the left saw left-back Roberto Carlos manage to send in a lofted ball for Zidane on the edge of the area The Los Blancos talisman left fly with a stunning left-footed volley that won the trophy for Madrid.


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