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Top 10 goals based on number of passes leading up to it

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Obviously, teams like Spain and Barcelona who play possession football make the list
Abdul Azeem
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Modified 28 Aug 2016, 12:19 IST
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The precise passes spanning across the football field, sensational through-balls accompanied by the timely runs make football a delight to watch. To sum it up, it is not the goals that make football a beautiful game, but the build-up play leading to them. 

There have been multiple instances when a team enjoyed possession for long periods and kept the opposition on their toes by the rotating the play. A few teams did manage to play the final ball and break the deadlock by finding the back of the net.

Although it is obvious that teams like Spain and Barcelona who play possession football make the list, there are also a few surprises which you would not like to miss.

Let us take a look at top 10 goals based on the number of passes leading up to it.


#10 Argentina vs Serbia – 26 passes

It would take something special to shadow Lionel Messi’s World Cup debut. Argentina came up with a scintillating 26-pass move against Serbia which ended with Esteban Cambiasso slamming home Hernan Crespo’s back heel. Although at #10, this goal is one of the best team goals given the platform at which the excellent football was executed.

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Published 28 Aug 2016, 12:14 IST
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