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Real Madrid's new free-kick technology is straight out of the future, this is next level

Jack Kenmare

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Real Madrid's new free-kick technology is straight out of the future, this is next level

Spanish giants Real Madrid are using a fascinating piece of technology that simulates a moving free-kick wall, and it could well be a glimpse into the future. Check it out below. This is insane!

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As you can see in the footage above, it appears the equipment allows users to adjust the height of individual figures, meaning you could prepare for upcoming opponents based on their size.

So, ahead of a clash against Barcelona, for example, Los Blancos players could practice shooting over a mannequin that resembles the height of Jules Kounde or Andreas Christensen.

There are six lifesize mannequins in total, but you can remove one at any given time. Luka Modric managed to curl one past the Madrid goalkeeper with a five-'robot' wall, while Toni Kroos found the net with ease.

Image credit: @realmadrid/Twitter
Image credit: @realmadrid/Twitter
Image credit: @realmadrid/Twitter
Image credit: @realmadrid/Twitter

You know what they say; every little detail counts, especially when you are defending your Champions League crown in the coming months.

Here's how social media reacted to the new technology.

One account said: "Football training equipment has come a long way from a few cones and some ladders. Incredible tech being used by Real Madrid," while another commented: "The march of the robot. Now they’re defending free kicks."

A third wrote: "People aren’t realising this is working? I'm pretty sure we only scored like two free-kicks last season and now we scored two in four games."

Madrid are certainly going above and beyond when it comes to utilising technology.

Earlier this week, the La Liga champions shared incredible drone footage of the new look Bernabeu, as well as their pitch removal feature at ground level. You can check it out below.

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The grass sections are packed with ventilation, air conditioning, an irrigation system, maintenance side walkways, LED lighting, control cameras and ultraviolet light therapy to ensure the pitch is always in good condition.

And the Spanish club will also enhance its hospitality with five new restaurants dotted around its upper section, with a sky bar and shopping mall also located on the concourse.

The re-design certainly won't be cheap, totalling a reported £700 million, but it could be revolutionary in terms of generating income for the club moving forwards.

The Bernabeu in its current state will get a first run out when Carlo Ancelotti's side come up against Real Betis on Saturday afternoon.

And they will continue to play in front of around 60,000 for the remainder of this 2022/23 season, but are hoping the rebuild will be complete next summer.

It means they are likely to return to capacity for the 2023/24 season with around 4,000 extra seats, taking them close to the 85,000 capacity mark.

Thoughts on the wall technology?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Real Madrid/Twitter

Topics: Real Madrid, La Liga, Spain

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