Three free-kick stunners scored on same day

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Cautious of bombarding you with too many video clips and skill snippets from around the world of football, a trio of impressive free-kick golazos were scored on Wednesday evening.

So, GiveMeSport thought we'd deliver you all three efforts in one concise article - you just have to decide which one is the best...

In Brazil, Elano came off the bench to secure Gremio a 1-0 victory over Vitoria in the Serie A Brasileiro, the 31-year-old midfielder converting from 20-yards just minutes after being introduced by coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo.

"Irrespective of how many minutes I play, I want to help the team," said the former Manchester City star after the match. "The goal is the fruit of hard work. 

"I don't want to cause controversy and will do as the coach asks of me."

Elsewhere, Christian Eriksen's 89th minute goal earned Denmark a 2-1 victory over Georgia, in their final friendly match before the next round of 2014 World Cup qualifiers.

Dzariav gave Georgia an early lead before Nicklas Pedersen drew the sides level midway through the first-half. Then, up stepped Eriksen in the closing stages to fire a pinpoint set-piece that sent fans in the Aalborg Stadium into raptures.

And last - but by no means least - is Lorenzo Insigne's perfectly curled free-kick, which broke English hearts as Italy U21s secured a 1-0 victory over our young Three Lions team, in the opening game of their European U21 Championships campaign in Israel.

In fairness, it was the least Italy deserved, against and England team devoid of any real attacking threat, after Stuart Pearce was unable to call upon his most dangerous marksmen due to injury and suspension.

Insigne was the best player on the pitch and warranted his match-winning goal in the 79th minute - but how does it compare to the other special set-piece efforts from Wednesday evening.

Watch footage of all three goals in the videos below, and leave a comment with your favourite strike in the comment box provided! 





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