It takes many things to make a special goal. Its timing, the quality of the opposition, the quality of the final touch or indeed the intricacy of its build-up, the emotions provoked in the supporters watching or quite simply the importance of the occasion.
Goals are the true currency in football and the past nine months have been rich in such game-changing, heart-stopping moments for the reigning champions in a season that has seen them conquer every trophy going in the Italian game.
To be precise, from last August’s Super Cup in Shanghai to May’s Coppa Italia final in Rome, the Bianconeri have scored 96 times in all competitions, winning 37 out of a possible 52 matches.
From that total, we have chosen just ten for our shortlist for the 2015/16 goal of the season award and, as ever, the final say will be going to you, the fans. The strikes selected according to the above criteria are as follows: