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Gianfranco Zola: Chelsea v Norwich 2002


Our infographic football posters map out iconic sporting moments. Hang the moment Gianfranco Zola produced a moment of magic to flick in for Chelsea on the wall - the perfect gift for any Chelsea football fan.

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Chosen by Scott Clayton as his favourite ever goal:

Gianfranco Zola's 'sensational' goal against Norwich.

Chelsea beat Norwich City 4-0 in an FA Cup third-round replay in 2002.

Although the game was a comfortable win, the match is remembered for that little magician's quality. 

Graeme Le Saux whips in an inswinging corner from the right with his left foot. Gianfranco Zola, the smallest man on the pitch, isn't marked very tightly and makes a darting run to the front post. Instead of heading the ball on target, he leaps into the air. Unmarked with the ball at ankle height, and flicks it goalwards with his right foot, almost like a backheel into the roof of the net. 

I'm pretty sure if you got all the best footballers in the world to give this one go, the success rate would have been very low. Still, with Gianfranco, this was just another bit of magic we came customary to seeing.