Move over Ronaldo, there's a new free-kick king in town (Video) 6 years ago

Move over Ronaldo, there's a new free-kick king in town (Video)

Look away now, Ireland fans.

Martin O'Neill's team will take on Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Euro 2016 play-offs, and when they do so they will come up against arguably the most in-form free-kick taker in European football.


Before Roma's Champions League game against Bayer Leverkusen, much of the talk surrounded the German team's midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu - widely regarded as Cristiano Ronaldo's successor as the world's best dead-ball specialist.

But Pjanic proved it's still very much up for debate with this stunner to put the Italians 3-2 up in a topsy-turvy 4-4 draw.


This was anything but a one-off, too. It's the fourth time the former Lyon man has found the net from a free-kick this season, and all four strikes were relatively similar.

Back in August he helped see off champions Juventus...


He followed it up with this deft effort against Carpi...

... before holding down the power bar a bit longer in the victory over Empoli.


How will the likes of John O'Shea deal with him in November?