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The Panenka’s Top 10 Goals of Euro 2016

Switzerland v Poland - EURO 2016 - Round of 16

51 games later, these are The Panenaka’s Top 10 goals of Euro 2016.

Radja Nainggolan, Belgium vs Sweden

Although De Rode Duivels only needed a point from their final group game to progress to teh last-16, the roma midfielder made sure his team topped Group E with this drive.

Zoltan Gera, Hungary vs Portugal

The West Bromich Albion legend was one of the oldest players at the tournament. With Group F progession already sewn up the 37-year-old stunned the Portugal defense with this beauty.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal vs Hungary

With Portugal facing elimination from the Euros, this goal couldn’t have come at a better time, the Real Madrid forward’s first of the tournament.

Hal Robson-Kanu, Wales vs Belgium

The Wales forward is currently a free-agent but might have a few offers waiting for him when he gets home after he gave the Dragons a shock 2-1 lead over Belgium in the quarter-final with an excellent turn and finish.

Luka Modric, Croatia vs Turkey

The Real Madrid midfielder’s tournament was limited due to injury but the impact he was able to make included this volley.

Marek Hamsik, Russia vs Slovkia

The Napoli forward has just made the assist of the tournament for Vladmir Weiss but showed he hadn’t quite finished by cutting inside and scoring this stunner with a little help from the post.

Antoine Griezmann, France vs Iceland

After being put clean through the golden boot winner showed that he could cope with the host nation’s pressure with this deft chip in the 5-2 drubbing of Iceland.

Radja Nainggolan, Wales vs Belgium

Belgium appeared to be cruising into the semi-final when Nainggolan scored the second of two piledrivers at Euro 2016.

Dimitri Payet, France vs Romania

The West Ham forward was reduced to tears after scoring the winner in the tournaments opening game, a last-gasp 2-1 for France over Romania.

Xherdan Shaqiri, Switzerland vs Poland

The Stoke City forward showed us why he earned the nickname ‘The Alpine Messi’ with this acrobatic equalizer in the last-16 against Poland.

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