Free Kicks

Game-Changer In A Can: The Foamy Backstory Of Soccer’s Vanishing Spray

"What is that white spray?" many fans wondered while watching the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Millions watched as referees used cans of aerosol foam to mark off 10 yards of space for free kicks, forcing defending players to stay behind the newly formed white line.

The spray disappeared from the turf within minutes, leading many to call it "vanishing spray." 

Since its invention more than 20 years ago, the foaming serum is now ubiquitous across major soccer leagues. But how did vanishing spray come to be?

Zlatan Scores His 400th League Goal With Bullet Free Kick

ROME — Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 150th Serie A goal as AC Milan inflicted Jose Mourinho's first home defeat in the Italian top flight with a 2-1 win over AS Roma at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday to keep pace with Serie A leaders Napoli.

The 40-year-old striker rifled a low free kick into the bottom corner in the 25th minute to put the visitors ahead after a lively start, his 400th total goal in domestic leagues.

Gignac Hizo Las Travesuras En La Noche De Halloween De Tigres

Golazos y disfraces dijeron presente en el Estadio El Volcán, durante la victoria por 2-1 de Tigres sobre Chivas, en la Jornada 16 del Apertura 2021.

El equipo felino llamó a sus aficionados a celebrar Halloween en las tribunas y la respuesta fue fantástica.

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Leroy Sané Ends Bayern’s Frustrations With One Powerful Kick

Bayern Munich has been blowing out competition this season, scoring three or more goals in 11 of 12 matches coming into Wednesday, including eight in two Champions League games. But through 70 minutes on Wednesday, the German giants were scoreless. That is, until the Leroy Sané free kick vs Benfica. 

Sané blasted a marvelous free kick to break the deadlock and open the floodgates as Bayern poured it on late in a 4-0 win on Wednesday at the Estádio da Luz. Sané scored the first and fourth goals after his club had two goals denied by the VAR.

Très Magnifique: Gignac Llegó A 150 Goles En El Fútbol Méxicano Con Un Tiro Libre Salvaje

Pese a que los últimos meses no han sido los más brillantes de su carrera, André-Pierre Gignac continúa escribiendo historia en Tigres. Anoche, el francés alcanzó su gol número 150 en el fútbol mexicano y lo hizo con un tiro libre capaz de descalabrar mandíbulas, literal y metafóricamente. 

Marta’s Perfect Free Kick Against Argentina Was Medicinal For Pelé

The all-time leader in goals scored at a World Cup is not Pelé nor Ronaldo — it’s another Brazilian, the timeless Marta. The brilliant No. 10 added a 113th career international goal to her tally on Monday, a stunning free kick that stirred Pelé whilst the elder Brazilian watched from a hospital. 

Leroy Sané Celebrates Oktoberfest With Free Kick So Good I Think It Made Me Drunk

No top-flight club celebrates Oktoberfest like Bayern Munich, whether it’s players getting sloshed in lederhosen or jerseys created specifically for the beeriest time of the year. This season the German giants kicked off Oktoberfest in supreme style, with a delicious Leroy Sané free kick vs. Bochum that, like a frothy Märzen, really set the mood for a 7-0 victory on Saturday.

Overcooked Free Kick Allows Ball To Escape From Its Natural Habitat

“Firing one into Row Z” is a common expression you hear when a free kick flies over the crossbar and into the stands. That’s as bad as it gets. But what can be said about a free kick that actually clears the stands in an enclosed ground?

We’re not talking about some high school stadium; we’re talking about a facility that seats over 10,000 and is home to a club in Denmark’s top division. 

El Horizontal Le Dijo Que No: Raúl Jiménez Estuvo A Punto De Anotar En Su Regreso A Las Canchas

Un amistoso de pretemporada, en general, no es muy relevante en la vida de un futbolista. Para Raúl Jiménez, sin embargo, el duelo entre el Wolverhampton y el Crewe Alexandra traía un significado ultra especial: era la primera vez que el mexicano tenía la opción de entrar en un campo de fútbol, de manera competitiva, después de la fractura de cráneo que sufrió en el ya lejano noviembre de 2020.

Jiménez llegó al Gresty Road con estilo, ocultando un poco la ansiedad que seguro sentía detrás de unos aviadores oscuros.

Messi Le Pisa Los Pies A Pelé Con Otro Hermoso Tiro Libre

La imagen de Lionel Messi cabizbajo con la camiseta de la selección argentina no es rara. Sin embargo, en esta Copa América 2021, el 10 está haciendo todo lo que está en sus pies para borrarla. Messi está brillando en Brasil, con asistencias y goles que ya tienen a la Albiceleste en las semifinales del torneo.

Su último show fue en la victoria por 3-0 sobre Ecuador, en la que aportó con dos pases-gol y un magnífico tiro libre. Hasta le aplaudieron como cantó el himno nacional.

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