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Tutorial of Cristiano Ronaldo's freekick
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best footballers on the planet. Its physical and ballistic skills are amazing, and his talent is simply huge. He can score in every way but his trademark is the free kick, which seems unstoppable thanks to a technique that appears to be unique. I'll try to teach you how to imitate this technique.
First you have to catch the ball and look for the valve. Then you place it on the pitch so that your foot can impact the valve. If you hit well, the new generation's ultralight balls take strange paths that bring serious problems to the goalkeepers even if the shot is not perfect.
Then count four/five steps backwards to the point where you put the ball and keep your legs spread slightly beyond shoulders' width. Everyone thinks that this position is awkward and unnatural, but it actually allows you to maintain balance and not to waste energy during the run.
Keep your hands beside your body and take a deep breath. You will naturally increase the concentration. Completed this task, focus on the goal, trying to see in your mind an imaginary trajectory from the balloon to the target.
The decisive moment is the run, of course. What you have to do is to get closer to the ball fast and slow running on the tips in the last step as not to lose the ball's sight. At that point you have to try to stop the inertia of the moving body letting go the leg you're just kicking the ball and impacting it with the inside of the foot, trying to hit the valve. Perfecting the technique, you will increasingly be closer to the style of Cristiano Ronaldo.
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