Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Gary Cahill kept Chelsea’s title charge on track as the defender’s 87th-minute winner gave the Premier League leaders a hard-fought 2-1 victory at Stoke on Saturday.
Willian’s cheeky free-kick put Chelsea ahead in the 13th minute but Stoke equalised when Jonathan Walters converted a penalty conceded by Cahill seven minutes before half-time.
Puszcza Niepolomice ended up losing 2-0 toPogon Szczecin in the quarter-finals of the Polish Cup on Tuesday night and, if theirattempts at set-piece ingenuity are anything to go by, the result didn't come as much of a surprise.
Already trailing after just 10 minutes, Puszcza won themselves a freekick in an advanced position.
Chelsea may have been without top scorer Diego Costa but the result was never really in doubt following Oscar's brilliant free-kick to open the scoring against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park yesterday.
Cesc Fabregas added a second before Campbell pulled one back late on with both teams ending with ten men!
Ronaldinho currently playing his football with Mexican top flight side Queretaro scored his second goal in three games with a brilliant free-kick in injury-time last night however it was only a consolation goal as Atlas won 2-0. Not bad for a 34 year old?
Phil Jagielka scored the goal of the game in injury time to snatch a 1-1 draw for Everton at Anfield today but lets not forget Steven Gerrard struck a wonderful free-kick for the opener on 65 minutes getting it up and over the wall given inspirational US keeper Tim Howard no chance of pulling off any more heroics.
Alexis Sanchez opened the scoring at the Emirates tonight with an unbelievable free-kick after just 13 minutes in their Capital One Cup tie with Southampton.
However Ronald Koeman's men hit back knocking the hosts out on a scoreline of 2-1 to make it five wins on the bounce for the Saints not bad for a team who had their squad all most depleted from last season if you were to go by the very astute new coach!
Leeds United came from behind last night to beat Bournemouth 3-1 last night with on-loan Catania defender Giuseppe Bellusci scoring a brilliant free-kick to put the visitors in front, which could see the 25 year old getting a permanent move to Elland Road unlike what we thought after being sent-off and giving away a penalty on his debut!
Captain Neymar made his first appearance since that dreadful back fracture during the World Cup and Brazil's now favourite Son didn't disappoint as he marked his return with an incredible free-kick winner that only a select few players can actually produce on a timely basis as Brazil beat Colombia in last nights International friendly.
Another Southampton youngster to keep an eye on for the future is England's James Ward-Prowse scored a brilliant free-kick against Brazil tonight in their Toulon Tournament clash which the holders Brazil won 2-1.
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 Â£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.
The Professional Referee Organization got it right, but now they're getting it wrong.
There has been a significant amount of chatter about the Tranquillo Barnetta free kick, especially with the report from the Professional Referee Organization (PRO) that says the goal should not have counted.
The Union rise to the top of the Eastern Conference thanks to a perfect free kick from Tranquillo Barnetta.
The Philadelphia Union defeated a short-handed Orlando City 2-1 on Friday night. Tranquillo Barnetta's upper-90 free kick broke the deadlock late in the 90th minute. CJ Sapong and Adrian Winter scored for their respective sides in the first half.
Bayern Leverkusen's 20 year old Turkish midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu is a young guy to look out for in the future as he bends it like Beckham to give Leverkusen a 2-1 lead against Koln. He's also been nominated for the coveted Golden Boy award won in the past by Lionel Messi, Segio Aguero, Wayne Rooney and most recently by Paul Pogba but it must be noted Manchester United flop Anderson won the prestigious award in 2008 and Mario Balotelli in 2010 which hasn't worked out to well for them!
With Bayern Munich a goal and a man down at the Etihad tonight England's number one somehow contrive's to let the visitors back in the game letting in this rather soft Xabi Alonso frree-kick to make it 1-1 luckily for him and City Sergio Aguero got them out of the shite house with a fabulous hat-trick showing how deadly he is in front of goal right now.
There was to be no revenge mission today as Liverpool visited the real scene of their title collapse last season.
Despite taking the lead after just two minutes through Rickie Lambert Liverpool were out fought again as Palace hit three unanswered goals for a deserved victory with Mile Jedinak's superb 30 yard free-kick worthy to grace any stadium on a day Yannick Bolasie was superb!
He's only 17 years old and like so many young Portuguese players showing any promise, is already being compared to Cristiano Ronaldo which can't be good for any youngster who could quite easily end up like so many on the scrapeheap conveyor belt!
Anyway here's Benfica's young attacker Goncalo Guedes whipping in a stunning free-kick against Denmark U-19s on Monday night in Portugal's 2-1 win!
Manchester City and Yaya Toure didn't get off to the best starts tonight at the Etihad as Toure fell asleep to allow a free header from Doumbia fly past Joe Hart after 2 minutes however Yaya made amends for it 6 minutes later with a brilliant free-kick which he curled over the wall and out of reach of Akinfeev in the CSKA goal 1-1.
Il inscrit un coup franc de plus de 40m by Sport-Buzz
Pandurii Targu Jiu a relatively unknown club in Romania was treated to this long range screamer from Mihai Alexandru in a friendly against Poland's Bielsko Biala as both teams took advantage of their mid Winter break.
It's a pity the window slammed shut last night though!
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GIF Sebastian Larsson goal vs Tottenham | Sunderland Larsson free kick video 2015 is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter This cracking Seb Larsson goal vs Spurs (GIF BELOW) was one of the standout goals from around the league in the games played on 17th January, 2015.