Andrea Pirlo Pops Gorgeous Freekick In Top Corner As Italy Spank San Marino (Video)

Chris Wright

1st, June 2013


By Chris Wright

Italy San Marino Soccer

Italy spanked San Marino 4-0 in an international friendly at Bologna’s Stadio Dall’Ara last night with Andrea Pirlo delving into his magic beard of tricks to provide the evening’s highlight with a majestic free-kick, swept into the very top corner with aplomb aplenty…

Not for the first time when it comes to Pirlo, we’ve gone all weak at the knees.

Italy’s second string won courtesy of goals from Andrea Poli, Alberto Gilardino, Andrea Pirlo and Alberto Aquilani with the game also marking the first time two Bologna players – Alessandro Diamanti and Alberto Gilardino – have started a match for the Azzurri since 1967.