Top five goals of Euro 2012 ... so far

Poland's Jakub Blaszczykowski celebrates his goal during the Group A Euro 2012 soccer match against...

Poland's Jakub Blaszczykowski celebrates his goal during the Group A Euro 2012 soccer match against Russia at national stadium in Warsaw June 12, 2012. (REUTERS)

MORRIS DALLA COSTA, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:55 PM ET

The top five goals scored in group games at Euro 2012:

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal vs. Netherlands: Ronaldo started the play for Portugal at the top of his own 18-yard box. He sprinted the field, took a pass from Nani, undressed a defender and buried the shot to make it 2-0. Team, individual play as one.

Danny Welbeck, England vs. Sweden: Tied 2-2, England's Theo Walcott sent a two-foot high cross to Welbeck inside the Swedish six-yard box. Welbeck spun and, with his back to the net, used his right foot to guide the ball into the far corner. Great skill.

Mario Balotelli, Italy vs. Ireland: Coming on as a substitute, Balotelli, with his back to the net, volleyed a corner with a semi-scissor kick to give Italy a 2-0 lead, helping them into the second round. A glimpse of his talent.

Jakub Blaszczykowski, Poland vs. Russia: Blaszczykowski ran onto a pass, stepped inside Sergei Ignashevich and unleashed a stunning shot just inside the top corner to tie the game. Emotionally explosive.

Andrea Pirlo, Italy vs. Croatia: Pirlo gave Italy at 1-0 lead with a beautiful, curling 20-yard free kick that rose over the Croatian wall and dropped dramatically, sneaking into the corner. Technically perfect.


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