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WATCH: Rivaldo Teaches Barcelona Youngsters How To Take Free-Kicks

WATCH: Rivaldo Teaches Barcelona Youngsters How To Take Free-Kicks

Rivaldo was back at his old club Barcelona in recent times, helping out with the club's youngsters.

The Ballon d'Or winner was at La Masia and when a training session for Barca B was taking place, got involved and gave tips on dead-ball situations.

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Rivaldo scored over 100 goals for Barcelona and was a specialist at bending free-kicks into the top corner, so the Brazilian spending time with Barca's next crop of talent and assisting with free-kick practice was of great value to them.

In a clip on Barcelona's YouTube channel, after reuniting with some of his old Barcelona teammates, the 44-year old can be seen conversing with some of the club's youngsters and asking about the technique and strategy they adopt when taking free-kicks. The players, along with Rivaldo, head to the goal to practice dead-ball situations.

And after seeing several of the young guns at Barca shooting at goal from distance, Rivaldo has the urge to put his wand of a left-foot to the test and see if his golden touch from free-kicks is still there to see.

Judging by the footage, it definitely is - as Rivaldo finds both corners of the net with relative ease at different points in the practice and shows Barca B players exactly how it's done.

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The session will have been quite the experience for the youngsters, who are being filled with knowledge and expertise from one of the most technically gifted attacking players, who has played at the very highest level.

His tips included focusing on having your body over the ball and getting the ball to "fall quickly".

Barca B's players are quite clearly in awe to be in the presence of an all-time great.

Watch the clip in full here:

Credit: FC Barcelona

If you see Barca B players bossing it in terms of free-kicks in the coming weeks, then you know exactly who is responsible.

What a player Rivaldo was back in the day.

Topics: FC Barcelona, Rivaldo

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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