The UEFA Technical Observers, a collection of expert observers including Dejan Stanković, Sir Alex Ferguson and Ioan Lupescu, have chosen the top ten goals of the UEFA Champions League season.
Top ten goals of 2016/17 UEFA Champions League season
1Mario Mandžukić (Juventus 1-4 Real Madrid) final, 03/06/2017
An unforgettable acrobatic finish in the biggest game of the season.
2 Casemiro (Real Madrid 3-1 Napoli) round of 16 first leg, 15/02/2017
A beautiful, full-volleyed finish from distance.
3 Thomas Delaney (København 4-0 Club Brugge) group stage, 27/09/2016
A powerfully struck volley high into the top corner.
4 Arjen Robben (Bayern 5-1 Arsenal) round of 16 first leg, 15/02/2017
Patient build-up and an excellent curling strike.
5 Gonzalo Higuaín (Monaco 0-2 Juventus) semi-finals first leg, 03/05/2017
Higuaín’s first of two goals followed an incisive attack featuring a skilful flick, an astute back-heeled assist and a composed finish.
6 Mesut Özil (Ludogorets 2-3 Arsenal) group stage,01/11/2016
A wonderful solo effort to beat the goalkeeper and multiple defenders before finishing coolly.
7 Antoine Griezmann (Atlético 2-1 Rostov) group stage, 01/11/2016
Griezmann’s first of the night was an instinctive adaptation to the flight of the ball and a wonderful agile finish.
8 Dani Alves (Juventus 2-1 Monaco) semi-finals second leg, 09/05/2017
Another brilliant volley from outside the area.
9 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid 2-1 Sporting CP) group stage, 14/09/2016
A splendid dead-ball strike to spark a late comeback win.
10 Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal 6-0 Ludogorets) group stage, 19/10/2016
A deftly chipped finish at the start of a resounding victory.