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Ronaldo out, Griezman in. Ranked: the top five most clinical free-kick takers in Europe’s top5 leagues

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Everybody loves a goal from a free-kick,
whether witnessing the ball curl gracefully into the top corner or seeing it struck with such unstoppable power that even those watching on TV cannot help but flinch.

Over the years, Europe has been blessed with some top free-kick specialists; David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juninho and Roberto Carlos to name just a few. But one thing fans don’t seem to be able to agree on is who was, and is, the best free-kick taker in Europe?

Naturally, the player who takes the most free-kicks will have the better chance of scoring the most goals from them. For example, Lionel Messi (13) has scored more free-kick goals than any other player in Europe’s top five leagues since 2015 – but the Barcelona forward has also taken more than any other player with 134 efforts.

But which player, to have scored at least five free-kicks in Europe’s top five leagues since August 2015, has the best conversion rate?

Here are the top five that stand out.

 

5.NABIL FEKIR.

Club:Lyon.                                                         Position:Attacking midfielder

Free-kicks taken:36

Free-kicks scored:5

One of Lyon’s many main men last season, Fekir’s all-round game is very impressive and the Frenchman is just as dangerous from dead-ball situations as he is from open play, converting 14% of his free-kicks since August 2015.

 

4.PHILLIPE COUTINHO

club:Barcelona.                                               Position:Attacking midfielder

Free-kicks taken:26.

Free-kicks scored:5

Though his free-kick opportunities have
dwindled since moving to Barcelona from Liverpool for £146m, Philippe Coutinho is still a useful alternative for the Blaugrana in Messi’s absence.The Brazilian may have only scored five free-kicks in the past three years, but they have come from just 26.

 

3.PAULO DYBALA

Club:Juventus.                                                 Position:Foward

Ronaldo out, Griezman in. Ranked: the top five most clinical free-kick takers in Europe’s top5 leagues

Free-kicks taken:40.

Free-kicks scored:8

The main man at Juventus when it comes to free-kicks, Paulo Dybala is level on goals with teammate Pjanic behind only Messi since August 2015. But the
Argentine has taken just 40 attempts, scoring an impressive one from every five.

 

2.ANTOINE GRIEZMAN

Club:Athletico madrid.                                   Position:Foward

Ronaldo out, Griezman in. Ranked: the top five most clinical free-kick takers in Europe’s top5 leagues

Free-kicks taken:23.

Free-kicks scored:5

The second-most clinical free-kick taker in Europe is a name with which you’ll be familiar. World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann has scored five of his 23 free-kick attempts, including one this season against Leganes.

 

1.ENIS BARDHI

Club:Levante.                                                   Position:winger

Free-kicks taken:25.

Free-kicks scored:6

Perhaps a slight surprise as the number one free-kick taker in Europe’s top five leagues since August 2015, Macedonian winger Enis Bardhi has scored six of his
25 attempts despite only joining Levante last summer.

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The people Democratic Party(PDP) Presidential candidate-  Atiku Abubakar, says he  has become  worried about the lingering ASUU strike, saying that the strike can affect the future of Nigerian undergraduates.

This was revealed by the spokesperson of his campaign council- Kola ologbondiyan.

The presidential candidate offered hope to the striking lecturers saying that measures have been put in place to tackle labour related issues and prevent incessant strike if elected president.

This was his statement:

“Knowing the importance of education and youth development to national cohesion, stability, development and economic prosperity, Abubakar has already articulated a clear and practical roadmap towards resolving all issues hampering education in Nigeria in his policy document.”

“Our candidate has made ample provisions for enhanced welfare packages, research grants, better teaching and learning environment as well as a strong synergy between the union and government towards a harmonious working environment.

“The PPCO therefore urges Nigerians not to despair but to continue to rally behind Atiku Abubakar in the all-important mission of rescuing our nation,’’ he said.

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Man beats up girlfriend mercilessly for allegedly cheating on him (viral video)

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A video has gone viral of a man beating his girlfriend mercilessly for allegedly cheating on him with another man.

The beating commenced following an argument as the young man whose identity is undisclosed was trying to get the truth from his girlfriend if the allegation levied against her was true as rumors had been flying that she has been cheating on him.

The other  man with whom she committed the act was named seun. The young lady was not willing to answer her boyfriend’s  question, this heighten his anger and resulted in the man dashing out several blows to the girl who also retaliated.

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Many persons were present at the background of the incident while some were trying to separate, others were busy pointing accusing finger.

The video online has struck a controversial argument for everyone as some people are in support of the man while some are in disagreement saying  what he did was absurd.

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Food vendor stabbed by hungry woman in lagos(Graphic)

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A popular food vendor in Ejigbo, Lagos has been stabbed in the face by a constomer who is still owing her N8k over her refusal to sell another plate of food to her.

It was gathered that the suspect named Aminat Ayoleyi, stabbed her victim, Abiodun Ishiola with a broken bottle close to her right eye for refusing to sell food to her while still in debt.

She was then arrested and charged before the Ejigbo Magistrate court for assault where she pleaded not guilty before the court.

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She was however granted her bail in the sum of #50,000 with one surety by presiding Magistrate-Mr T.O shomade.

The case was then adjourned till the 9th February 2019.

The suspect was however asked to be remanded in police custody pending when she will be in a perfect bail condition.

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