🎥 Champions League: the 2️⃣0️⃣ best free-kick goals ever (10-6)


Dan Burke

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There might not be any new football to get excited about this weekend, but that doesn’t mean we can’t sink our teeth into some nostalgia.

Today our countdown of the best ever Champions League free-kicks continues with numbers 10-6 …

10: Ian Harte (Leeds v Deportivo, 2001)

The sound this one made after hitting the back of the Elland Road net is giving us life today.

9: Juninho Pernambucano (Werder Bremen vs Lyon, 2005)

The Brazilian was one of the finest dead-ball specialists of all-time but that was a special strike, even by his standards.

8: Andrea Pirlo (AC Milan vs Benfica, 2007)

He had absolutely NO RIGHT to score from that angle.

7: Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus v Monaco, 1998)

Imagine scoring a free-kick as good as that as part of a hat-trick in a Champions League semi-final. You can’t, can you?

6: Shunsuke Nakamura (Celtic v Manchester United, 2006)

Just listen to that Parkhead roar. 60,000 people screaming “Shunsuke Nakamura ya f****** dough ball” in unison.

Join us again tomorrow for the top five …