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Oldham Athletic's Incredibly Unique 'Bouncing' Free-Kick Routine Worked A Treat

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Oldham Athletic's Incredibly Unique 'Bouncing' Free-Kick Routine Worked A Treat

Just when you thought you had seen it all in regards to free-kick routines, Oldham Athletic changed the game with a set-piece stunner last night.

Latics won 5-2 at home to Colchester United in League Two and the pick of the goals came from Leeds United loanee Alfie McCalmont.

The Northern Ireland international doubled Oldham's lead when he curled in his seventh goal of the season but it was anything but your usual free-kick goal.

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As he stepped up to strike the ball, a plethora of his teammates stood miles offside, in the goalkeeper's eye-line. They bounced up and down on the spot for a couple of seconds before running back and winding up in behind the visitor's wall.

Just as they had made that movement, another Oldham player faked taking the free-kick by running past the ball.

With the wall disrupted and confused, finally the genius routine was finished off with McCalmont whipping one in off the post from 23 yards out.

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The free-kick routine has quite rightly gone viral on social media. Asked about it post match, Oldham boss Keith Curle confirmed this style of set-piece had been practiced all week during training and was the brainchild of an "international set piece specialist".

Recently, Serie A side Atalanta hit headlines for their "moving wall" routine that worked a treat against Real Madrid in the Champions League.

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Luis Muriel curled in a stunning effort past Thibaut Courtois after Atalanta created a wall of their own that moved forwards as soon as the Colombian paced to hit the ball - allowing that all-important space for their No.9 to find the top corner.

What is the best free-kick routine you've ever seen?

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Topics: League Two, Football, Free-kick, Oldham Athletic

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