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Switzerland grab a point against Romania thanks to a volley that went through 7 players

Admir Mehmedi's goal was remarkable.

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Switzerland and Romania drew 1-1 in a pretty unremarkable game on Tuesday, but the match featured a truly spectacular goal by Swiss attacker Admir Mehmadi. Euro 2016 has already featured a bunch of great volleys, but this is perhaps the most well struck.

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The strike itself, of course, is stunning. You only see a volley hit this clean, with this much power behind it, about a half-dozen times a year. But perhaps more incredible is how easily this shot could have been forgotten, never to be mentioned again for any reason besides "blocked shot" in a match report. There were seven whole players between Mehmedi and the goal -- five Romanians and two of his teammates. The best thing about this goal is that it got through all of them.

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Not only did it hit the back of the net, it didn't take a deflection. Not even a slight one. This mass of people parted perfectly in a way that let the ball go through unscathed while also screening the goalkeeper, making it impossible for him to get a good read on the ball.

Switzerland has been trying to find a great striker to go with their fantastic midfielders, defenders and goalkeeper for a decade now. They're still looking, and hoping youngster Breel Embolo can be just that. But they've got by with a result without one for another game, thanks to Mehmedi's strike.