Dirty Tackle

Parma’s Massimo Gobbi scores fantastic volley from ingenious free kick routine

Ryan Bailey
Dirty Tackle

Before Sunday, Massimo Gobbi had scored just one goal for Parma in three seasons of service, but the left-back doubled his tally on the final day of the Serie A season in spectacular fashion.

Visiting already-relegated Palermo with the score goalless after 38 minutes, Chilean midfielder Jaime Valdés chipped a free kick to the edge of the box, where Gobbi let off a left-footed rocket into the top-left corner.

It's the kind of routine that rarely makes it past the training ground, and is probably the most original free kick of the season. Well, the most original free kick of the season that actually resulted in a goal...

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