Remembering when England mastered the Dutch
It is a goal you could probably watch all day. Paul Gascoigne bursts into the box and plays in Teddy Sheringham, who shapes to shoot but wrong-foots the defender, before rolling the ball across to an unmarked Alan Shearer to arrow his shot into the top corner.
"You have to say it's magnificent," was the verdict of veteran BBC commentator Barry Davies at the time, words which still ring true today.
Many of you have probably guessed I am talking about England's third goal in their 4-1 demolition of the Netherlands in their final group game at Euro 96, and most of you will have already seen it countless times already too. If not, please make sure you watch the clip below, it's definitely worth your while.
The reason for this little trip down memory lane is that Wednesday's friendly will see the Dutch make their first visit to Wembley since that balmy June evening 16 years ago.
Bearing in mind how little has gone right for England recently, it seems extremely appealing to look back at a night when pretty much nothing went wrong. Feel free to sing 'It's coming home' while we do so.
There is a school of thought that this performance against Guus Hiddink's side was over-rated, but it is far more difficult to question the assertion that this result remains England's finest at a major tournament since 1966.
And while it was by no means as straightforward a win as the scoreline suggests, it still triggered euphoria inside the stadium and right across the country, bringing on a feelgood factor which is about as far removed as you can get from the current uncertainty and unease surrounding the national team.
Shearer, who along with Sheringham scored two goals that night, recalls savouring "one of the best atmospheres of any game I've ever played in" as 77,000 fans celebrated goal after England goal.
Davies, who has covered 10 World Cups, seven European Championships, and countless England internationals during a broadcasting career that will also take in the hockey tournament at this summer's Olympics, told me this week that he has "never seen a Wembley crowd so delighted".
That might have been because even when the Dutch scored their late consolation, the home fans could smile because it meant their old foes Scotland would be eliminated.
But if we are going to revisit one of England's finest hour-and-a-halfs, we should at least admit they did not have things all their own way.
With England leading 1-0 through a Shearer penalty earned by Paul Ince's quick feet, the Dutch piled on the pressure in the build-up to the break.
In his match commentary, Davies said England would be "happy to hear an early half-time whistle" and looking back now, he remembers thinking the worst as Dennis Bergkamp, Aron Winter and Clarence Seedorf all threatened.
"There are lots of similarities with our 5-1 victory five years later in Germany," Davies explained. "In that game, Germany were incredibly unlucky not to be in the lead at half-time but suddenly it all went away from them."
That is exactly what happened to the Dutch after the interval too, although let's give credit to Terry Venables and his players here for the way the goals flew in.
"The second half was just extraordinary," says Davies now. "It was as good an 11 minutes as I have ever seen England play.
"Shearer's second really was a quite stunning goal. Paul Gascoigne was instrumental in it and Sheringham was so unselfish. The best things in any ball game where goals are scored come when it is moves like that which create the opening. For me that is always a better goal than if someone just thumps it in from 35 yards.
"Venables just got the best out of that team. He was relaxed in letting people play their own game and built a side around those skills rather than the other way around."
The heady days and nights did not last. We all know how England's adventure ultimately ended that summer - in the semi-finals, and in a penalty shoot-out after a compelling clash with Germany.
But not even a disappointment of that magnitude could shake the feeling that it had been a very special tournament, and maybe a slice of the spirit of Euro 96 can help the current team progress as far in Poland and Ukraine this summer.
We might see some of it on display at Wembley on Wednesday, although it seems unlikely that stand-in manager Stuart Pearce will manage anything from the touchline that will outdo his famous battle cry during the penalty shoot-out win over Spain in the quarter-finals.
Giving some belief back to the fans would be a start, although Shearer knows it will almost be impossible to recreate the kind of the support they received when he was a player rather than a BBC pundit.
"Those were great days, with 80,000 fans behind us in every game of the tournament, backing us all the way," Shearer added. "We thought we could go on and win it, but it wasn't to be.
"Trying to get the same belief and confidence from the supporters now is more difficult. A lot has happened with England in the last 16 years, and in fact a lot has happened with England in the last month.
"I am sure the players will just want to get out on the pitch again and try to put in a performance that will get everybody talking about England for the right reasons again, preferably with another positive result."