4. David Villa, Spain vs Honduras
Everyone points to Spain’s patient possession game when talking about their World Cup 2010 triumph, but not all their strikes were dot-to-dot: this one was the result of a decent long ball upfield and brilliant solo run by Villa, who scored five of Spain’s seven goals en route to the final.
There are three Hondurans well placed to stop him when he receives the ball, but he ghosts past the first two before cutting inside the third and creating enough space to ram home while he collapses on his backside. Poker-faced coach Vicente del Bosque reacts like he’s received some vaguely sad news.