Tuesday 31 January 2017 marks a full three decades since a memorable individual display from Gary Lineker against Real Madrid.

The English striker, on the same date in 1987, netted three times at the Camp Nou to seal a 3-2 win for the Catalans.

In typical fashion, Lineker was in the right place at the right time to tap home from within the six-yard-box not once but twice in the opening five minutes of the game to give Barça a 2-0 lead. The first came from a cross courtesy of captain Víctor Muñoz and the second was on the rebound from a Carrasco strike.

The match-winning goal came from a long ball by Zubizarreta which Lineker brought down well before dinking over the keeper.

On that day, the team managed by Terry Venables, had among its ranks Robert Fernández, the club’s current technical secretary and Migueli, the player with the third most appearances in Barça’s history behind Xavi and Iniesta.
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