On This Day In 2001, Dennis Bergkamp Produced One Of The Greatest Assists Ever
On this day in 2001, Dennis Bergkamp produced one of the Champions League's greatest ever assists.
The Dutchman found himself between two Juventus defenders and he managed to shimmy away from them both.
He then delicately flicked the ball into the box for Freddie Ljungberg to finish past Gianluigi Buffon.
:date: OTD in 2001...
Dennis Bergkamp produced one of the all-time great Champions League assists :heart_eyes:
An absolute magician with the ball at his feet :raised_hands: pic.twitter.com/Ke0jI0eXZq
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 4, 2019
#OTD in 2001 Arsenal beat Juventus 3-1 at Highbury, with Dennis Bergkamp producing one of the best assists you will ever see :fire:
Genius is an understatement :flag_nl: #AFC
- Gunners.com (@Gunnersc0m) December 4, 2019
The lack of quick movement from the former Ajax man makes the seamless transition into a pass all the more special.
It's an sublime piece of play from one of the world's most gifted technicians.
Arsenal won the game 3-1 but it was Bergkamp's assist that was to be remembered in the following years.
Fans on Twitter reminisced about one of the best players in the early 2000's.
It's also served as a harsh reminder to Arsenal fans of how far they've fallen since the glory days under Arsene Wenger.
The finish wasn't bad either...
- Day Anthony (@dayanthony) December 4, 2019
Technician of the sphere !! Remember us youth team lads going crazy sitting behind the dugout when he produced this :soccer:
- Steve Sidwell (@sjsidwell) December 4, 2019
It was just one of many dazzling moments the forward provided us in his 11 year stay at Arsenal.
He joined in 1995 from Inter Milan for a fee of £7.5 million after helping the Nerazzurri to UEFA Cup victory the year prior.
That price at the time was rather lucrative for Arsenal but it'd go down as one of the Premier League's greatest bargains.
He won four FA Cups and three Premier League's during his stay in North London.
One of those Premier League's came in the Invincible season of 2003/2004.
The former Dutch international was also lethal in front of goal.
One goal is often referred to and that's his strike against Newcastle United which featured 'that' turn.
That Bergkamp Goal Against Newcastle https://t.co/JzgV9tl1cg
- FootballTwaddle (@FootbaIlTwaddle) November 25, 2019
Bergkamp managed to flick the ball around Greek defender Nikos Dabizas and leave him in a heap on the floor.
It's gone down as one of the Premier League's greatest ever goals and it's not hard to see why.
Bergkamp retired in 2006 but it's clear to see he never lost his deadly technique.
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