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Watch: Torino Let Their Goalkeeper Take A 30-Yard Free-Kick

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Watch: Torino Let Their Goalkeeper Take A 30-Yard Free-Kick

In an incredible moment in the Coppa Italia clash between Torino and Carpi on Wednesday, the hosts goalkeeper stepped up to take a free-kick in the stoppage time.

The Turin outfit booked their place in the round of 16 with a 2-0 win on home soil against the Serie B side, with goals coming from former Spurs player Iago Falque and star striker Andrea Belotti.

But their man between the sticks wasn't satisfied and wanting to get in on the act, fancied having a crack when a set-piece arrived in the 92nd minute.

Vanja Milinkovic-Savic, who is the brother of Lazio's talented midfielder Sergei, rushed out of his goal and fended off all the outfielders to take the free-kick from about 30 yards, channelling his inner Rogerio Ceni - the legendary Brazilian goalkeeper who scored 61 free-kicks in his career.


The 20-year old stepped up and absolutely leathered the ball against the crossbar with insane power. The woodwork is probably still shaking now but just imagine the scenes if the net had bulged!

There's something really great about a goalie taking a free-kick in stoppage time despite his side being 2-0 up, but then again Milinkovic-Savic is playing under Siniša Mihajlović, one of the greatest free-kick takers of all-time.

We really hope the Serbian continues to take free-kicks when he's playing, but he's obviously got quite a way to go if he wants to establish himself as the best free-kick taking goalkeeper in football history.


Ceni scored a remarkable total of 131 goals in his 25-year career, which is the highest total from a goalkeeper. José Luis Chilavert is second on the list, he netted an incredible 67 - including a record eight international goals.

Incredibly though, none of Chilavert's goals for Paraguay came in throwaway friendly matches, seven came in World Cup qualifiers and one came in a Copa America clash in 1997.

Milinkovic-Savic, meanwhile, was only making his first appearance of the season on Wednesday night, and went mightily close to marking it with a blistering free-kick.

Topics: Serie A, Torino, Italy

Josh Lawless
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