Andrea Pirlo scores with beautiful free kick against Mexico in Confederations Cup

Brooks Peck

Making his 100th appearance for Italy at Brazil's iconic Maracana Stadium, Andrea Pirlo opened the scoring in his side's Confederations Cup opener against Mexico in glorious fashion. Pirlo's 27th minute free kick was so magical that Mexico keeper Jose Corona gave up on attempting to stop it mid-dive. Don't mess with the hypnotic wizardry of Bearded Pirlo.

Mexico went on equalize in the 34th minute with a Chicharito penalty to end their recent goal drought.