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Which goals have garnered more praise then they deserved, and which have slipped under the radar?

Over-rated: Pele vs Sweden.
Im probably being harsh but come on its a simple flick over the head and volley. Gazza's was tougher to execute. What probably does make it good is the fact he was 17, the occasion, the way he had the shit kicked out of him, and was actually fouled in the process of scoring the goal. But still Pele scored greater goals didnt he?

Under-rated: Rivaldo Vs England.
Scholes loses possession on the halfway line, Ronaldinho turns Ashley Cole inside out, before finding Rivaldo, who has to take the ball first time with the ball coming in from his left. Rivaldo uses sublime technique to shoot first time into the left hand corner past Seaman. Inch Perfect


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Over-rated: Pele vs Sweden.
Im probably being harsh but come on its a simple flick over the head and volley. Gazza's was tougher to execute. What probably does make it good is the fact he was 17, the occasion, the way he had the shit kicked out of him, and was actually fouled in the process of scoring the goal. But still Pele scored greater goals didnt he?
The fact he was 17 and it was a WC final and there were quite a few bodies in the box, to do that, at that age, is amazing.

Beckham vs Wimbledon is over-rated. Certainly not the best goal the EPL has seen.
 

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i dont think a lot big up the goal but it was the beginning of beckham mania.

Underrated: Ronaldo vs Turkey.
The audacity and talent to toepoke the ball past Rustu aswell as a sublime touch and run to set himself up
 

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Overrated - Maradona against England (Saed Owairan's goal was better)

Underrated - A lot of Ronaldo goals he scored for Barca.
Also, Andreas Brehme's goal against Holland in WC 1990.
 

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Underrated:

Remember when Luton lost 3-2 to Liverpool with Xabi Alonso's 50 yard shot? Well Steven Gerrard scored in that game also. From the inside right channel, 25 yards out, he curled the ball, low, into the bottom right hand corner, no defender could stop it. It was an absolutely incrdible goal and not one comentator, one journalist could be bothered about it.
 

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Maradona's goal v England and Pele's overhead goal overated? What next? Zidane's volley v Leverkusen, Ronaldo and Weah's goals from their own half, Van Basten's v Russia in Euro final. All overated.

Underated are tap-ins because no one rates them in the first place.
 

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Overrated: Owen's goal vs Argentina

Underrated: Saed Owairan's goal against Belguim. I can't believe Owen's goal is seriously ranked higher.
 

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Owairans goal was for the most part skill, but he got lucky at the end of it. Gets more praise then it deserves in my opinion
 

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lol that was insane! But i think maybe many of us havent seen it as you implied. So its not underrated as such, because it hasnt got the coverage a lot of others have
 

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underrated the two zidane's headers against brazil for the wc98.
 

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Van Basten's v Russia in Euro final. All overated.
Well this one is indeed a bit overrated. It's mentioned every time any player tries a similar shot...as if Van Basten was the only one who ever scored from such a position.

Overrated: Owen's goal vs Argentina
Underrated: Bressan's outrageous bicycle kick from way outside the area for Fiorentina in the CL: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=wXlrN1Sq_cE

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underrated the two zidane's headers against brazil for the wc98.
They were pretty basic goals, even a 5 year old would have won those headers against such a static Brazilian defence. You do know why nobody takes you seriously?

Overrated: Tony Yeboah's goals, they wouldn't have been impressive if they didn't hit the underside of the bar.
 

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They were pretty basic goals, even a 5 year old would have won those headers against such a static Brazilian defence. You do know why nobody takes you seriously?
what did i say?:D
a guy, score two goals, to the favorite squad of the tournament. and that is nothing.
 

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that reminds me the "marcel d'or". that is a trophee given to the worst player. once, they gave it to zidane for his whole career.
and at a moment, the interviewer tells to zidane :
- "well, at the final wc98, you scored two goals against brazil. and that's all....."

and then, listen to the audience (footballers audience) laugh out loud:)

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overrated: Torres in the euro 08 final, he was probably the worst striker in the tournament for all the chances he lost before the final, but it seems that is the only goal people remember from the tournament, not to mention it made many people think that he is the best in the world.
 

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overrated: Torres in the euro 08 final, he was probably the worst striker in the tournament for all the chances he lost before the final, but it seems that is the only goal people remember from the tournament, not to mention it made many people think that he is the best in the world.
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