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Zinedine Zidane's volley - Hampden Park May 15, 2002

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Zinedine Zidane is a picture of concentration as he awaits the dropping ball for the decisive strike of the 2002 Champions League final. Photo: Phil Cole/Getty Images

Zinedine Zidane is a picture of concentration as he awaits the dropping ball for the decisive strike of the 2002 Champions League final. Photo: Phil Cole/Getty Images

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Zinedine Zidane is a picture of concentration as he awaits the dropping ball for the decisive strike of the 2002 Champions League final. Photo: Phil Cole/Getty Images

I've never won the Lotto but I like to consider myself one of the lucky ones.

How so? Let me explain. I've been to just one Champions League match in my entire life. And that game happens to be the one in which Zinedine Zidane scored the most celebrated goal in the competition's history.

Famous for all the right reasons. For its technical perfection. For its aesthetic beauty. For its significance - this was, after all, the 2002 final between Real Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen and this was the celestial match-winner.