A dream first-half for Dundalk in Poland was secured thanks to a moment of pure class from Robbie Benson as he caught the sweetest of volleys from a David McMillan knock-down to pull a goal back against Legia Warsaw.
Dundalk skipper Stephen O'Donnell missed the second leg through suspension, but he was on hand to give his views in the TV3 Studio alongside Brian Kerr and Kevin Kilbane, and he was obviously over the moon when the ball hit the back of the net.
What has @DundalkFC skipper Stephen O'Donnell so happy!?! LIVE NOW on @TV3sportireland #TV3UCLhttps://t.co/h20P7QQrvp
— TV3 SPORT (@TV3SportIreland) August 23, 2016
And the travelling Dundalk fans were absolutely loving it as well.
Wowsers. The small army of Dundalk fans like that! pic.twitter.com/2jvGJNe05Q
— Paul Walsh (@paulwalshtv3) August 23, 2016
Fantastic scenes. The reaction on social media was great to see as well.
What a goal!!!! Come on @DundalkFC . ??????
— Kevin Kilbane (@kdkilbane77) August 23, 2016
Stop what you're doing and watch Robbie Benson's unbelievable volley for Dundalk in the CL qualifiers https://t.co/JyWaBs0eUo
— Metro Sport (@Metro_Sport) August 23, 2016
Smashing volley by Benson to give Dundalk a squeak: https://t.co/7JwqFlQ1ta
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 23, 2016
You can just imagine Robbie benson saying to himself "[email protected]&k off" just before he blasted that in top bin #wow
— Stephen Elliott (@SleevesElliott) August 23, 2016
Dundalk 1-0. What a goal. Robbie Benson crashes in a beauty, a volley with his left. You wouldn't see Zizou do that (you might). Game on.
— Off The Ball (@offtheball) August 23, 2016
Could watch that #Dundalk goal all day long.
It deserves to have a nation's 12-year-olds recreating it in back gardens everywhere.
— Andy McGeady (@andymcgeady) August 23, 2016
MENTAL GOAL from Dundalk! Benson you beauty! Back in in now ? #UCL
— Oliver Dingley (@OliverDingley) August 23, 2016
Benson from Dundalk just scored a great goal. Brilliant
— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) August 23, 2016
O'Donnell claimed that Benson does that sort of thing all the time in training, pointing out that the magnificent strike was actually on his weaker foot, which is simply remarkable.