Racing Club score from fantastic free-kick routine

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There are few better sites in football than a set-piece special honed on the training ground working to perfection in a big match, which is exactly what Argentine side Racing Club produced last night.

The boys from Buenos Aries put together a lightning-quick move in their Copa Libatedores clash with Sporting Cristal last night, which was finished off in emphatic style by Bryan Fernandez.

He stood in front of the wall under the guise of disrupting the Cristal wall attempting to block an incoming strike from 25 yards out, but instead peeled away to meet a deft touch from an unmarked team-mate and slam a thunderous strike into the roof of the net.

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Racing still ended up losing

Racing's strike that demands attention brought back terrific memories of creative thinking from Spain's under-21 side, who trotted out all kinds of weird and wonderful set-piece combinations in European youth championship matches under now Porto coach Julen Lopetegui.

Fernandez will get the plaudits YouTube can bring a clever goal of that nature, but the wonderful moment didn't actually help Racing win any precious points for their South American Champions League campaign.

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Cristal ruin champagne moment

The home side's magic move brought them level at 1-1 in the 67th minute of the group-stage clash, but the Peruvian visitors rallied and broke Racing hearts with a winner in the closing stages of the match.

That strike nine minutes from time condemned Racing to their first defeat in Group 8, but they still look a strong bet to qualify and now have a contender for the best goal in the competition full stop.

Watch the ferocious Fernandez finish for yourself in the video above and definitely get in touch if you can think of a better free-kick routine, because if so we would love to see it!

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