Free Kicks

Giggs Subbing Himself On During His Final Home Match Was The Ultimate Flex

Manchester United produced its fair share of footballing legends during Sir Alex Ferguson's tenure in the north west of England, but few can lay claim to Ryan Giggs' idyllic exit in 2014.

(Paul Scholes did lift the Premier League trophy after his final United match, but after he was subbed on, United allowed West Brom to overcome a three-goal deficit and salvage a draw — not exactly flawless).

It’s Been 50 Years Since The Free Kick So Brilliant It Was Immediately Banned

Free kicks have the ability to get all viewers on the edge of their seats. Masters of the free kick like Kevin de Bruyne, Lionel Messi and others make the occasion even more exciting. One move that will have everyone losing their minds is a planned free kick routine. No one routine has ever topped the infamous "Donkey Kick free kick" from Coventry City.

Sean Dyche Demonstrates The Beauty Of Matches Without Fake Crowd Noise

Sean Dyche's Burnley side may have suffered a 3-0 defeat to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, but the English manager still provided a memorable moment from the Turf Moor toucline. 

With the game already decided in the 75th minute, Man City striker Raheem Sterling put in a hard foul on Clarets right back Matthew Lowton. Sterling protested the foul, which resulted in a booking, and in return received a few wise words from Dyche on the Burnley bench.

Cristiano Ronaldo Reaches 100 International Goals With Thunderous Free Kick

After missing Portugal’s 4-1 victory over Croatia on Saturday due to a toe infection caused from a bee sting, Cristiano Ronaldo returned to the starting 11 on Tuesday against Sweden and showed off his newly acquired flying insect superpowers.

Sitting on 99 international goals, Ronaldo buzzed over a free kick in the 45th-minute before unleashing a venomous, right-footed stinger into the top corner.  

Hakan Çalhanoğlu Continues To Shine Post-Lockdown

Stefano Pioli's AC Milan is yet to suffer defeat since league play resumed in June following the coronavirus shutdown. 

Milan has earned 27 points from 11 games since the return to action, causing the club hierarchy to take a U-turn as preparations for next season go ahead. The board had reportedly offered the manager's job for 2020-21 to Ralf Ragnick, Head of Sport and Development Soccer for Red Bull. 

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