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Top 5: Euro 2016 play-off goals
18th November 2015

The UEFA Euro 2016 play-offs took place during the international break as four teams joined the other 20 to make up the 24 nations which will compete in France.

Ireland, Hungary, Sweden and Ukraine all progressed to the tournament which will be held next summer, with the draw for the finals taking place on December 12th.

But who scored the goals of the play-offs?

Here are Shoot’s selected Top 5….

5. Robbie Brady (Ireland)

29/03/2015 Ireland v Poland - EURO 2016 Qualifier Group D Robbie Brady Photo: John Halas

Brady has impressed for Ireland in qualifying

In Zenica, Brady scored a valuable away goal as Ireland drew 1-1 with Bosnia.

Finding himself in a more unnatural right wing position, the 23-year-old collected the ball five yards to the right of the box. After some close touches he worked the ball back through his legs, onto his more favourable left foot. Having put his marker off balance, the Norwich star was able to take advantage of the space he’d created with another touch, before firing the ball in low past Asmir Begovic’s left hand.

Ireland won the second-leg 2-0 to seal a 3-1 aggregate victory and their place in the finals next summer.


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