Phil Costa

🎥 Champions League: the 2️⃣0️⃣ best free-kick goals ever (20-16)

This lack of football is hitting us hard.

So to offer some relief, we dived into the Champions League video archives and stumbled upon some outrageous free-kick goals.

Enjoy our countdown starting with numbers 20-16 …

20: Francesco Totti (FC Cluj v AS Roma, 2008)

You can’t help but admire the nonchalance of this stance and run-up before Totti casually places it top bins.

19: Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Galatasaray v Rangers, 2000)

Could the camera even keep up with this? When all else fails, just whack it as hard as you can.

18: Alex (Chelsea v Liverpool, 2009)

Why is Alex taking it? Ballack is right the- OOOHHHH! That’s why he is taking it!

17: Roberto Carlos (Sporting v Real Madrid, 2000)

You could have three, four, even five goalkeepers in the way and this is still flying in. Classic Roberto Carlos.

16: Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain v Crvena Zvezda, 2018)

What a beautiful effort. Perfect technique, great pace on the ball and best of all? The goalkeeper doesn’t even bother.