Classic Calcio Goal: Youri Djorkaeff v Roma 5th January 1997
Inter Milan v Roma
Location: Giuseppe Meazza, Milan
Goal Scorer: Youri Djorkaeff
French International Djorkaeff was an absolute joy to watch. He lit up Serie A in the 90’s in whe the divison was the toughest in Europe. Djorkaeff, an attacking midfielder with great skill and and eye for goal, he also was capable of breath taking finishing.
Serie A would witness his incredible eye for goal with arguably his finest finish on January 1997. Roy Hodgson’s Inter welcomed Roma to the Giuseppe Meazza, with Inter one goal up, thanks to Maurizio Ganz early strike, Djorkaeff all but put Inter out if site as half time approached.
A shot from the edge of the penalty area was parried by Roma Keeper’ Giorgio Sterchele, only for the Roma defence to fail to clear the rebound sending the ball high in the air. As the ball dropped at a very tight angle Djorkaeff shaped himself and threw himself into the air connecting perfectly with a bicycle kick sending the ball high into the roof of the net for one of the best strikes ever seen in Serie A.
Inter would go on to win the game 3-1 and Djorkaeff ended the season the clubs top scorer with 14 league goals.