This James Rodriguez Goal Is As Delicate As A German Shepherd Picking Up A Kitten By Its Head

James Rodriguez put a delightful exclamation mark on a 3-1 Bayern Munich win with an exquisite free kick.

James Rodriguez welcomed the Bundesliga back from its winter break with a sublime piece of accuracy, an exquisite free kick to cap off Bayern Munich’s 3-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen on Friday. With the Munich holding a one-goal lead heading into stoppage time, the reigning German champions got a little bit of wiggle room thanks to the James Rodriguez free kick goal. 

The shot was as delicate as could be, leaving Leverkusen goalie Bernd Leno no chance. James eschewed power for supreme accuracy. It was reminiscent of a Zico free kick in its pinpoint precision.

It was also reminiscent of this German shepherd picking up a kitten by its head. German shepherds are big doggies. Kittens are small creatures. Yet this kind hound showed the same delicate touch of a James Rodriguez free kick goal in carrying this baby cat up the stairs — by its head. 

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The resemblance is uncanny. Both are kind of German and both put a white and black object in the top corner. 

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A delicate James Rodriguez free kick goal.

Javi Martinez scored off a corner and Franck Ribery scored by cutting in on his right to propel the Bundelsiga leaders to a fifth straight victory in league play. Bayern Munich holds a 14-point lead over second-place Schalke, which has a game in hand, while Bayer Leverkusen remained in fourth, behind Borussia Dortmund but ahead of RB Leipzig and Borussia Monchengladbach on goal differential. 

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