Free Kicks

The Amount Of Power In Granit Xhaka’s Left Foot Will Astound You

Arsenal’s 11-game winning run came to an end Sunday following a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Luka Milivojevic scored twice from the spot for the home side, while Granit Xhaka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were in on the goals for the Gunners.

After Crystal Palace had taken the lead just before halftime, Arsenal answered through Xhaka in the 51st. Yes, the 26-year-old Swiss has a left foot like a hammer. 

Arsenal’s second was pretty special, too. Alex Lacazette provided a Hand of God moment in the buildup.

Vinícius Jr. Scores Another Beauty For Castilla, But Receives El Clásico Ban For Diving

Real Madrid Castilla (the club’s reserve team) kept up its fine start to Segunda División B Group 1 play with a 1-1 away draw to Celta Vigo B on Sunday. 18-year-old Brazilian phenom Vinícius Júnior scored his fourth goal in five appearances for the team, but any hopes of being involved in next Sunday’s El Clásico at the Camp Nou were dashed when he was sent off for diving shortly after.

Wayne Rooney Smashes A Free Kick From Nearly 30 Yards Out For His 10th Of The Season

D.C. United’s unlikely push for an Eastern Conference MLS Playoff place — inspired by the arrival of Wayne Rooney — continued apace tonight with a match against reigning champs Toronto FC (although the Reds have already been eliminated from playoff contention).

In the 18th minute, United took the lead thanks to Rooney’s monster free kick from long-range. It was the Englishman’s 10th goal in 18 MLS appearances this season to go along with six assists. 

Ryan Giggs Compares Young Star To Beckham, And His Free Kicks Are Clear Evidence

Last night in Dublin, Wales defeated the Republic of Ireland 1-0 thanks to Harry Wilson’s stunning free kick in the 58th minute. The win put the Dragons at the top of UEFA Nations League B Group 4, and a victory over Denmark in Cardiff on Nov. 16 would see the nation promoted to League A — an achievement that would make Ryan Giggs’ early tenure as boss a resounding success.