We love the sight of a free-kick from about 25 yards out being caressed into the back of the net at the Paddy Power Blog.
But even more than that, we love a tricksy free-kick routine with attackers running here, there and everywhere that leaves the defending team bamboozled and the team with a simple and highly amusing tap-in to savour for the ages.
And now we may have discovered an even more enjoyable variation on the theme – the tricksy free-kick routine that goes amusingly wrong. This happened in La Liga on Saturday. When presented with a decent opportunity, Levante players Victor Casadesús and Rubén García try to get all ‘smartass’ about it and end up looking decidedly dumbass when they both take it. They lost 1-0 to Villarreal. Shocking, isn’t it?
It’s not that tricksy in fairness. They just wanted to leave the keeper in doubt as to whether the right footed or the left footed player would take it. In the end, the both did. With hi-larious consequences.