Lionel Messi is no stranger to this site and either are his free-kicks but this was just sublime as his free-kick curls inward about two foot to creep in past the post and the unfortunate Almeria keeper as Barcelona kept the pressure on Real Madrid at the top of LA Liga.
Goal dos Santos Real Madrid 3-2 Villarreal... by Bein2014
He seems to be around a lot longer than his 24 years suggest, but nevertheless despite being a flop at Tottenham Giovani Dos Santos has been showing signs of what Tottenham paid Barcelona £6m for in 2008, with this stunning free-kick against Real Madrid even if it was just a consolation goal.
Chelsea began life without Juan Mata today and instantly should why he spent most of the time on the bench with Oscar and Hazard ripping through the Stoke defence at will before Oscar scored this stunning free-kick to give Chelsea a 1-0 half-time lead at the Bridge.
Nuri Sahin didn't make it with Liverpool but since his return to Borussia Dortmund via Real Madrid on-loan the Turkish attacking midfielder has bee a revelation and showed his unique quality with from a dead ball situation with this brilliant free-kick in Dortmund's 2-2 draw with Augsburg yesterday.
Alexandro Del Piero's Season has gone from bad to worse and here's the evidence!
Last week Sydney FC's Marquee player suffered the indignity of been substituted in the Sydney derby and his effort of a free-kick against the Central Coast Mariners summed up his season and his contribution to the game as a whole!
Gareth Bale adds to Ronaldo's stunning opener with a brilliant up and under free-kick against Real Betis in which the keeper didn't even move. The more surprising thing about it is Ronaldo wasn't behind the strike.
Tottenham vs Chelsea 1:1 John Terry by footballdaily1 Chelsea captain John Terry headed in his side's equaliser against Spurs. The centre-back got his head on the end of half-time substitute Juan Mata's beautifully delivered free-kick.
http://youtu.be/QGDusbmCoew?t=3m35s Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom was shown a red card while captaining England Under-21s last night. The Reds right-back kicked out at a Finnish opponent right in front of the referee with 16 minutes remaining in last night's 1-1 draw. A free-kick had already been awarded against Wisdom when showing that his surname might [.
Chelsea continued their winning start under Jose Mourinho with victory over Aston Villa in a spiky encounter. The Blues took an early lead when Villa's Antonio Luna was unfortunate to deflect Eden Hazard's effort in to his own net. The Spanish defender had scored a debut goal against Arsenal on Saturday, but scored at the [.
Manuel Pellegrini got off to a winning start as Manchester City manager with a 4-0 victory over Newcastle that took his side straight to the top of the table. City totally outclassed the Magpies, even before Steven Taylor had been sent-off for a forearm swipe across Sergio Aguero's head. David Silva gave City the lead [.
Real Madrid triumphed over former boss Jose Mourinho in the their reunion in the International Champions Cup final. The Spaniards took the lead when Marcelo slotted into the net. But Chelsea were back in the game when Ramires raced through and dinked the ball delightfully over Iker Casillas. It was then all about Cristiano Ronaldo.
An 11-year-old Bournemouth fan had his arm broken by a Cristiano Ronaldo free-kick during last weekend's pre-season friendly against Real Madrid. The Portuguese superstar fired his set-piece against Charlie Silverwood arm, breaking it in two places. The schoolboy waited until the final whistle before heading to hospital where he needed an operation.
England under-21s picked up a comfortable 4-0 win over nine-man Austria under-21s at Brighton's Amex Stadium last night. Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey opened the scoring with a low free-kick from the edge of the box. A penalty from Josh McEachran and goals from Marvin Sordell and Connor Wickham completed the scoring.
As part of his ambassadorial trip to China, David Beckham illustrated why he recommends taking free-kicks in football boots rather than formal shoes. The PSG player fell over as he attempted to demonstrate his legendary prowess with a dead ball.
Newcastle defender Steven Taylor can claim an 'assist' of sorts for Yohan Cabaye's free-kick against Stoke yesterday. Taylor had some fund trying to distract Begovic from his efforts to line-up the Potters' wall by stalking him across the goal-line blocking his view. And the plan worked as Cabaye curled in the equaliser in a 2-1 [.
A footballer is entitled to feel a little bit unlucky if they watch a free-kick hit the bar and rebound to safety. They can feel particularly aggrieved if their free-kick hits the bar twice. That's what happened to United Arab Emirates player Khamis Ismaeel during his side's match against Kuwait. His effort crashed against the [.
It's always nice when you see a new style of goal being scored... and we've never seen this one before. Falcao the futsal legend, not the Atletico Madrid striker gave you something to aspire to during your next five-a-side match by unleashing this unbelievable free-kick. Lobbing the keeper is impressive enough in indoor [.
SønderjyskE midfielder Conor O'Brien is not S-ing around, man. The winter freebie netted a long free kick to open a 4-0 DBU Pokalen victory at Hjørring. The hot transfer topic now has three goals and four assists in his last 15 outings across all competition - from holding midfield.Clip to come, not sure how soon.
Leighton Baines says he scored his stunning free-kick double against West Ham in response to being left out of Leon Osman's fantasy football. Osman dropped his Everton team-mate after claiming that he wasn't bringing in enough points this season. Baines vowed that was about to change and he wasn't wrong.
Bournemouth midfielder Eunan O'Kane was responsible for conceding one of the strangest penalties you will ever see during his side's defeat at Walsall on Saturday. O'Kane thought his side had been awarded a free-kick outside the box, casually flicked the ball up inside the area and caught it. But the ref had not stopped play [.
Now that everybody has stopped talking about Jonjo Shelvey, this GIF from Monday night's clash between Swansea and Liverpool has had time to surface. It shows Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho trying to get past Swansea defender Ashley Williams. The centre-back gets a flick on the ball but his leg is left dangling awkwardly in front of [.
After failing to beat Hull keeper Allan McGregor from the penalty spot earlier in the match, Frank Lampard decided to beat him from 30 yards instead. This dipping free-kick gave Chelsea a 2-0 lead in their first Premier League game of the season.
England under 21s suffered defeat in their opening European Championship match against Italy. On paper, it looked like the toughest match of the group for Stuart Pearce's side, and they were unable to get anything out of the game. A 79th minute free-kick from Napoli's Lorenzo Insigne was enough to secure victory for the Italians.
David Luiz scored a late winner with the last kick of the Europa League semi-final between Chelsea and Basel. The Brazilian fired a powerful sidefooted free-kick past goalkeeper Yann Sommer, who is likely to be pretty disappointed with his attempts to make a save. Julio Cesar will be pleased!
Sunderland midfielder Sebastian Larsson nearly scored the best own goal of all time during yesterday's victory over Everton. The Sweden international unleashed an overhit 45-yard backpass that very nearly lobbed goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. Mignolet was forced into emergency action and had to catch the ball before it sailed over his head and into the net.
Adel Taarabt is never usually too far away from controversy. QPR fans have to watch his fleeting moments of sheer brilliance sprinkled amid a lot of frustrating and baffling displays. But he can rarely have been quite as frustrating is in the closing stages of yesterday's 1-1 draw with relegation rivals Wigan.
Luis Suarez was instrumental in Liverpool's valiant attempts at a Europa League comeback against Zenit St Petersburg but again found the time to blot his copybook before the end of the match. The Uruguayan appeared to stamp on Tomas Hubocan's back in what looked like an entirely avoidable incident in the closing stages of [.
This will do nothing to quell those Gareth Bale to Real Madrid rumours. A day after Cristiano Ronaldo went close against Manchester United with a 40-yard free-kick, Bale went one better to show him how it's done. The Welshman opened the scoring in last night's 2-1 victory over Lyon in the Europa League.
You can guarantee that the Liverpool fans who'd braved the snow to travel up the M62 (and round the M60) for their FA Cup tie at Oldham were not expecting the highlight of their afternoon to be seeing a former Everton player fall over. Alas, that's the way it worked out. Jose Baxter was the [...]
Following the news that David Beckham is to hang up his boots at the end of the season, OTP explores some of the standout moments of the ex-England captain's career. 1. The free-kick against Greece Having already ran around like a man possessed to play Greece almost by himself for most of the match, Becks [.
Both Londoners, media darlings and wrapped in St George patriotism, Harry Redknapp and David Beckham are a super-bromance just waiting to happen.Despiteperceivedwisdom that the former England skipper would be out of his depth in the top tier of football, he has always been backed by a splurge of superlatives from good ol' Harry.
Pop band One Direction appear to be making plans for careers in football when the bubble bursts on their music careers. After recently training with Newcastle, the group have now taken part in a Real Madrid training session. Jose Mourinho handed out personalised shirts to the lads, before they lined up in a wall to [.
1. The battle for fourth is hotting up after Tottenham's draw with Everton. It looks like that and one relegation place is what we'll all be talking about on the last day of the season. 2. Harry Redknapp has been saying for weeks that Bobby Zamora would kickstart QPR's relegation fight. We're not sure that's [.
A.J. Soares scored the game-winner on Saturday. (Photo: Joshua Pearson)
The New England Revolution had played all 33 games this season without scoring a goal off a free kick, yet on Saturday, in the team's season finale, it was a free kick that would lead the Revolution to victory over the Montreal Impact.
Given that there is no definitive 'top' and 'bottom' in space, as far as we can tell, Australia isn't really 'down under', is it? Of course, that doesn't stop the headline writers referring to the country as though it's clinging on to the underside of the Earth for dear life, or otherwise exists as a land mostly occupied by red dirt and kangaroos – and it is – and is altogether otherworldly.