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Argentine star scores inch-perfect 70-yard free kick

World of Sport

Argentina star Cristian Villagra has scored an incredible goal with a 70-yard free kick that crashed in off the underside of the bar.

The defender went to take a free kick for Ukrainian top flight side FC Metalist in a friendly against Russian giants Dinamo Moscow during a pre-season training camp in the UAE.

Metalist were already 1-0 up when they were awarded a free kick for an offside by Dinamo's Kevin Kuranyi. Quick-thinking right-back Villagra spotted opposition goalkeeper Evgeni Frolov slightly off his line, and... well, you have to see his strike to believe it.

The only thing that takes the shine off the inch-perfect, length-of-the-pitch bomb is that Villagra blatantly infringed the rules by taking the free kick while the ball was still moving. Still, the referee wasn't bothered, and nor are we after witnessing his breathtaking skill.

Metalist went on to win the match 4-2 and give themselves a huge boost ahead of the resumption of the Ukrainian season in March.

As for the scorer himself, if his form continues in that vein he looks a dead cert to add to his two caps for Argentina.

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