Ajax playmaker Dusan Tadic managed to find the back of the net from a rare in-direct free-kick against FC Midtjylland, despite the entire team being stood on the goal-line.
The 31-year-old made it 2-0 against the Danish outfit after 13 minutes, just moments after Midtjylland's goalkeeper picked up a back pass in the Champions League Group D clash.
After the referee blew for an in-direct free-kick, all eleven opposition players decided to stand on the line but it wasn't enough.
Tbh... I love this Dusan Tadic's goal :joy::joy::joy: pic.twitter.com/GOdMZrzKww
- Son of Adam :red_circle: (@s_mofficial) November 3, 2020
Tadic took a short run up and smashed home. You certainly don't see this happen very often.
Ajax winger Antony opened the scoring in the first minute against Brian Priske's side, but an 18th minute goal from Anders Dreyer means the Danish Superliga are still in the contest after a poor start.
Tadic's in-direct goal was the talk of the first-half, however, and it's no surprise.
When was the last time you witnessed an in-direct free-kick go in the back of the net?
FC Mydtjylland had their entire team standing on the goal-line, yet still Dusan Tadic managed to score this.
My captain! :heart_eyes::fire: pic.twitter.com/cHsB8Csu3O
- :gem: (@TheEuropeanLad) November 3, 2020
You just don't see enough goals from indirect free-kicks anymore!
Dušan Tadić hammering one in for Ajax tonight.#UCL ' #VMSport pic.twitter.com/6HKp5ATTqP
- Virgin Media Sport (@VMSportIE) November 3, 2020
You don't see this enough anymore https://t.co/zBuALz1lkh
- Aron Davies (@AronDavies12) November 3, 2020
In terms of free-kick specialists, Dusan Tadic does not find himself in our TierMaker list ranking the best modern free-kick takers.
Former Lyon and Brazil midfielder Juninho Pernambucano was named the best ever free-kick specialist, while Cristiano Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos and Steven Gerrard were labelled in the 'Overrated' category.
The full SPORTbible rankings are below.
GOAT: Juninho Pernambucano
World Class: David Beckham, Lionel Messi, Sinisa Mihajlovic, Andrea Pirlo
Underrated: Juan Mata, Miralem Pjanic, Thierry Henry, Sebastian Larsson, Ronaldinho, Gianfranco Zola, Morten Gamst Pedersen
Good: Gareth Bale, Didier Drogba, James Maddison, Kevin De Bruyne, Christian Eriksen, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Alessandro Del Piero, David Alaba, James Ward-Prowse
Overrated: Cristiano Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos, Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard
Bad: Mario Balotelli, Josip Ilicic, Alvaro Recoba, Junior Stanislas, Memphis Depay
Not A Footballer: Robert Huth, Camillo Ciano
Featured Image Credit: RMC Sport
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