Oranje: Spectacular goals at major tournament

Few expected Holland captain Giovanni van Bronckhorst to shoot from 40-yards out – he’d only scored five goals in his previous 104 appearances. But we’re glad he did. His left-foot piledriver sped past the Uruguay goalkeeper, rattling in off the inside of the post and putting the Dutch on the road to their first World Cup final in 32 years. Indeed, the Oranje have a habit of scoring spectacular goals at major tournaments.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst (vs Uruguay, 2010)

To score a goal of this quality was one thing, to score it in the European Championship finals was something else. Pressure was never a worry for Van Basten, he seemed to thrive on it. And in this final the AC Milan striker gave the world one of the finest volleys ever witnessed.
Marco van Basten (vs Soviet Union, 1988)

Two late Dutch goals almost cancelled out a hat-trick from Klaus Allofs as the Germans marched towards yet another international trophy. Holland may have failed to progress to the final but they had scored the best goal of the game. Kerkhof’s effort from the edge of the box was merely a consolation strike as the Dutch failed to qualify for the Euro 1980 final, or even the third place play-off.
Willy van de Kerkhof (vs West Germany, 1980)

The first of two entries from Arie, he hit some excellent form at the World Cup in Argentina. A hero in Holland, Haan enjoyed great success in his club career - winning three European cups. And he also came agonisingly close to World Cup glory on two occasions with the Dutch in 1974 and 1978. This goal helped the Oranje to win their group and progress to the final where they were beaten by Argentina 3-1.
Arie Haan (vs West Germany, 1978)

Bergkamp's legacy was built on superior technical ability and goals, wonderful, dramatic goals. And few beat this strike at the World Cup in France. The quarter-final was poised dramatically going into the last few minutes. What followed was a moment of pure magic. The Dutch were through to the World Cup semi-finals but lost out to Brazil on penalties.
Dennis Bergkamp (vs Argentina, 1998)

It’s not often that goals really should count double but we’ll make an exception for this one. To hammer a shot in from 30-yards is takes some skill but to score it past the legendary Dino Zoff, well, it deserves to count double. This is the most famous of Haan's goals - a thunderous drive that helped the Dutch to their unsuccessful World Cup final with Argentina.
Arie Haan (vs Italy, 1978)

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