Welcome to Golden Goals - a FREE video series on USA.Arsenal.com which showcases some of the finest goals in Arsenal's history.
Each of our weekly clips will feature footage of a classic goal plus expert analysis from former Gunner Stewart Robson and Arsenal.com editor Richard Clarke.
Our series continues with Thierry Henry stunner against Real Madrid in 2006
Read on for the story of his goal and click the PLAY button above to watch our FREE video clip.
Henry v Real Madrid (A) 02-21-2006
As the leading goal scorer in Arsenal history, you would expect to see Thierry Henry quite often in our countdown. And here he is again with the goal that clinched one of Arsenal’s finest wins in Europe.
In February 2006, Arsenal arrived in Spain’s capital facing a harrowing reality: no English side had ever beaten Real Madrid at the Bernabeu Stadium. In the all-too-familiar situation, Arsenal were battered by injuries, missing eight players. But Arsène Wenger's young side simply would not be intimidated.
Both teams had multiple scoring opportunities in the first half, but were unable to convert. But just two minutes into the second half, Henry's moment of magic arrived.
The play seemingly came from nowhere. Real were calmly moving forward into Arsenal territory, when a poor touch from Ronaldo allowed Cesc Fabregas to pick up the ball near the center circle. He slid it to a nearby Henry, who then simply took over the game.
The Frenchman held off the back-tracking Ronaldo and Alvaro Mejia and Guti fell like dominos as Henry raced past them and into the area. After bursting past Sergio Ramos, Henry planted an angled shot past Iker Casillas and into the far corner of the net.
A stunning goal even by Henry's standards.16 Mar 2011