Free Kicks

Lionel Messi’s 50th Free Kick Goal For Barcelona Was An Unstoppable Force

VALENCIA, Spain - Lionel Messi scored a 50th free kick goal for Barcelona as he led his side to a quick-fire comeback to win 3-2 at Valencia on Sunday and keep the pressure on LaLiga title rivals Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid.

With coach Ronald Koeman serving a touchline ban, Barça fell behind in the 50th minute when Valencia defender Gabriel Paulista headed home from a corner after keeper Marc-André ter Stegen had stumbled in his attempt to come for the ball.

40-Yard Free Kick From Ligue 1 Is One Of The Best Ever

A relegation six-pointer in Ligue 1 produced a serious Puskás Award candidate on Sunday as Lorient’s Armand Laurienté struck a 40-yard free kick that both salvaged a draw for his side and kept them out of the relegation zone at the expense of Nantes.

Randal Kolo Muani had given Nantes an early lead, and it looked as though they’d secure the three points which would push them up to 17th while dropping Lorient into 18th (the relegation playoff place). 

Have A Hit Son: The Decline Of Long-Range Shooting In Modern Football

Memories of the Premier League 10-15 years ago conjure up very specific visions, with the nostalgia usually centering around someone hitting the piss out of a classic Nike ball.

No 2000s soccer mixtape was complete without some random gangly defender hitting a 40-yard rocket to the top corner, Wayne Rooney burying a dipping half-volley or a center midfielder charging forward and doing unspeakable things to a one-touch shot from long range.

This Goalkeeper Scored Goals From Free Kicks In 3 Consecutive Games

A historic event took place in a game between Boca Juniors de Cali (not the Argentinian one) and Valledupar FC, a match played on Matchday 3 of Colombia's Primera B. 

This event is about Nelson Ramos, who became the first goalkeeper in the history of professional soccer to score goals from free kicks in three consecutive matches in official competitions.

January 17, 2021: Boca Juniors 1-1 Atlético FC. Goal by Nelson Ramos. Minute 35.

Messi, El Hombre De Los 673 millones De Dólares, Encumbra Al Barcelona Con Un Tiro Libre De Museo

No hay que estar dentro de la cabeza de Lionel Messi para saber que el partido contra el Athletic Bilbao iba ser más extraño de lo normal. Primero, el argentino volvía de una suspensión de dos encuentros después de ser expulsado ante el mismo equipo vasco en la final de la Supercopa de España. Luego, la atención sobre su figura tendría un foco diferente tras la portada del diario “El Mundo”, el cual filtró el astronómico contrato que tiene el “10” con el Barcelona: 555.237.619 euros (673.919.105 dólares) por cuatro temporadas. O sea, $167 millones al año.

Lionel Messi’s 650th Barcelona Goal Is An Unstoppable Free Kick

Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann fired Barcelona to a 2-1 win at home to Athletic Bilbao in LaLiga on Sunday, avenging their recent defeat to the Basque side in the Spanish Super Cup final.

Messi curled in a free kick after 20 minutes for his 650th Barça goal on the day the club pledged to sue Spanish newspaper El Mundo for publishing the full details of the Argentine's contract.

Luis Suárez Strikes The Perfect Free Kick To Send Atlético 10 Points Clear

Atlético Madrid's Luis Suárez fired in two goals as they thrashed Cádiz 4-2 away in an action-packed game on Sunday to march 10 points clear at the top of LaLiga.

Suarez gave Atléti the lead in the 28th minute with a curling free kick which was cancelled out by Cádiz forward Álvaro Negredo seven minutes later before Saúl Ñíguez restored the visitors' advantage moments before the break.

Kevin Davies And The Art Of The Foul

When Kevin Davies took the field for Bolton Wanderers, the action on the pitch often resembled a barroom brawl rather than a soccer match.

Under manager Sam Allardyce, Davies consistently led the league in both fouls committed and fouls received, setting multiple records along the way.

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