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Arsenal goalkeeper Cech: Ozil goal just like Zidane at Hampden

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has hailed Mesut Ozil's wonder goal for victory over Newcastle United.

Cech has likened Ozil's volley to Zinedine Zidane's Champions League winner for Real Madrid at Hampden Park.

“It was a fantastic goal," the goalkeeper said. "It made me think of the Zidane goal in the Champions League final in Glasgow against Leverkusen. The ball went the other way but the technique was a moment of brilliance which literally won the game.

He had a fantastic game, the whole game, he was actually brilliant."

Cech added that Ozil is now back to his best, and believes he is a lot fresher than earlier in the season.

“I think sometimes people forget that when you play for a top national team then you play every week, play every summer, have a short break and you carry on, carry on, carry on – I think the first few months of the season the fatigue caught up with him. You could see he was as not as sharp as he is now which I think he benefits from."

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