When: 6/28/2012

Mario Balotelli's greatest spell with the Italian national team arguably came during Euro 2012. The forward had three goals in the tournament en route to the final, and scored his side's only two goals in the semi-final victory over Germany—the first of his two was an absolute goalaso. After a brilliant pass from Riccardo Montolivo, Balotelli shows deft control and movement before rifling a shot into Manuel Neuer's upper corner. A strike no keeper in the world was going to stop, this goal also prompted Balotelli's now-famous shirtless stonewall celebration. More to come on this in a moment. For now, just check out the sheer class of this goal all around.