This was a birthday wish from Sneijder.
Yesterday Sneijder told his official website that a birthday wish would be to score in the game, and to win the first football match in this Euro championship over Italy in 30 years. Sneijder could not wish for a better birthday, I am scour that he is a very happy man today. The Dutch team won the match and Sneijder had a perfect birthday.
This was a perfect goal from Sneijder.
Sneijder marked his 24th birthday by scoring a sensational second. It came from a quite sublime counterattacking move that started with a clearance of the Dutch goal line by Gio van Bronkhorst, and ended with Sneijder finishing off a flowing five-man move 17 seconds later, by firing home a scissor kick at the near post. There was no chance for the Italian keeper Buffon.