Five Of The Best: Indirect Freekicks Scored From Inside The Penalty Area (Videos)

Chris Wright

17th, May 2017

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Tuesday night’s match at the Emirates saw one of football’s rarest phenomenons occur deep inside the Arsenal penalty area.

A minute or so into the second half, Petr Cech was forced to handle a shoddy back-pass from Nacho Monreal, thus giving Sunderland an indirect freekick inside the 18-yard box.

Of course, the Black Cats ended up blobbing it, but the results can certainly be spectacular when such set-pieces are dispatched emphatically – not that it tends to happen very often.

Here are but a few textbook examples of the close-range indirect freekick done right…

Lukas Podolski (Cologne) vs Schalke, 2006

Pure power from an acute angle, otherwise known as the ‘Poldi Special’…

Tito Vilanova (UE Lleida) vs Barcelona, 1998

Vilanova

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