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THAT Marco van Basten volley is 27-years old today

Could he do it on a wet… actually, scrap that, he probably could.

Marco van Basten celebrates his goal.
Marco van Basten celebrates his goal.
Image: Billy Stickland/INPHO

FOR A CERTAIN generation, Marco van Basten was the player everyone wanted to be.

27 years ago, the Dutch destroyer made Euro 88 his own, scoring five goals on his way to helping the Netherlands claim the European Championships in West Germany.

In the final, Van Basten helped his side revenge a 1-0 defeat the the Soviet Union in the group stages with this stunning strike in the final.

The word golazo is bandied about an awful lot these days, but this volley absolutely deserves it.

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