32 free-kick masters ranked from ‘Goat’ and ‘World Class’ to ‘Not a Player’
There are 32 free-kick experts listed from best to worst, and there are some fascinating conclusions here.
For example, Juninho Pernambucano, a retired midfielder, has been labeled the undeniable GOAT. It’s no surprise, given that he holds the record for the most direct free-kick goals (75).
We have David Beckham, Sinisa Mihajlovic, Andrea Pirlo, and Lionel Messi in the world-class spot – all logical options.
However, Cristiano Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos, Wayne Rooney, and Steven Gerrard have all been selected to the over-rated list!
Zinedine Zidane has finally spoken out about Leo Messi possibly leaving FC Barcelona.
“I don’t want it to be Messi’s final Clasico,” Zinedine Zidane said at the latest news conference when asked about the Argentine’s future.
“Allow him to remain in Barcelona. He does well there. If he stays, it will be beneficial to La Liga “Real Madrid’s manager went on to say.
Leo Messi’s current contract with Barcelona is out in the summer. However, with the appointment of Barcelona’s new president, Joan Laporta, it is now assumed that the 33-year-old will extend his contract with the Blaugrana.
Ronald Koeman responds to Jurgen Klopp’s comments on Real Madrid: ‘I think it’s insulting.’
Jurgen Klopp told the reporters after Liverpool’s 3-1 loss to Real Madrid at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium, “It was unusual tonight because of the stadium, but Anfield is at least a decent stadium – that will be fantastic for us.”
This comment has caused quite a commotion in the football world, and Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has responded (via Eurosport): “It’s demeaning to a club like Real Madrid, in my opinion. We must respect the stadium in which they play while they are constructing a new one.”
Real Madrid has been playing in the Di Stefano Stadium for some years now, following the COVID-19 pandemic and to facilitate the ongoing renovations of the Santiago Bernabeu.
Tonight’s El Clasico will also take place in the same venue.