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10 Of The Most Wonderfully Elaborate Set Pieces Ever Imagined

10 Of The Most Wonderfully Elaborate Set Pieces Ever Imagined
By Barry Connaughton
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Beckham built a career around his ability to bend the ball into the goal from a dead ball situation but these examples highlight teams' ability to bend the rules and laws of common decency in order to get the ball in the back of the net.

Rott Weiss Essen

This clash from the German lower leagues gave birth to an extremely inventive free kick routine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xy2uAIKB2H8

Kyoto Sanga

These players unleashed a seemingly endless amount of dummy runners. Somewhat predictable but no less effective.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiFmlQcSL_s
Serbia U17s

This corner routine involves a triple step over but still required a fairly impressive finish to beat the goalkeeper.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKHojLOqZLg
Maldives

Adey Ashadh uses some straight up slapstick deception in this very entertaining penalty.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQQjOjsCYh0
Tomoaki Makino

This devious penalty kick from the J League should not have been allowed stand under Fifa regulations.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHK9B52FiAg

Ajax
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Johan Cruyff with a penalty routine that Arsenal famously got wrong in 2006.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJHN1mN5SCg

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Catania

Of all the crafty routines so far, this has got to be the most under handed of the lot. Has to be seen to be believed, crazy to think that they got away with it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NogjR2lELGk

Bryant

Some US soccer action here as Bryant take on Conway in a monumental clash. Some more slapstick routine as Bryant manage to dupe their way to a goal. We're not sure if the goalie was conned by the fake double KO or just bamboozled by the ridiculous amount of markings on the pitch.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haxdJT6MBoE

Manchester United/Roma

Manchester United and Roma take inspiration from a tactic often rolled out in the amateur leagues. Neither of these were allowed stand despite appearing to be perfectly within the rules of the game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WcnBRDVc3c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ0GO6Zziic

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See Also: 6 Great Examples Of Quick Thinking On A Football Pitch

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