Thomas Muller has expressed his delight at the superb goal which set Bayern Munich en route to a 2-0 win over Roma in the UEFA Champions League last night.
Last season's runners-up struggled for 80 minutes to break down a disciplined Giallorossi defence, but the 21-year-old's volley, struck with the outside of his foot, curled beyond Julio Sergio and in off the inside of the far post.
"A lot of things have got to come together to score a goal like that," Muller told Sat.1 television. "Luck also plays a part.
"In theory, that is precisely how I wanted to score, but for it to actually come off is a rarity. For the ball to go in like it did was absolutely perfect."
Miroslav Klose added a second goal minutes later to give Bayern a perfect start to their Champions League campaign, and coach Louis van Gaal said he never doubted they would make the breakthrough.
"[At half-time] I told my team to just carry on as they were doing," he said. "I said that a goal would eventually come, and it did. I never had any doubts."
Bayern's next Champions League game takes them to Basle on 28 September, before their double-header with Romanian champions Cluj.end