Patrick Kluivert scores sublime 40-yard strike in Barcelona charity match

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Patrick Kluivert went some way to proving that, when it comes to being a top footballer, class is permanent, after netting a sublime goal in a special appearance for an all-star Barcelona team.

The 39-year-old coach, who spent a single season in the Premier League with Newcastle United, recently took his first tentative steps into the world of management after taking charge of the Curacao national team.

Currently a free agent having left his post, the former Ajax academy star showed he certainly still knows where the goal is after scoring a sensational lob from 40 yards during a charity match between Uganda All Stars and a team of Barca legends.


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Lining up alongside the likes of Deco, Gaizka Mendieta and Francesco Coco, the Dutchman produced the game's standout moment.

Teed up close to the centre circle, Kluivert lashed a first-time strike using the outside of his foot and lobbed youngster Jamal Salim, who was off his line (see video below).

It was a strike that could arguably rank amongst the best scored by current Barca superstars Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

Kluivert has made no secret of his desire to gain more managerial experience, having recently told ESPN of his desire to one day manage his former Catalan employers.

Assistant to Louis van Gaal during his time as manager of the Netherlands, the former AC Milan and Barcelona forward revealed he was also approached over a potential role alongside the current Manchester United manager.

And on the basis of this goal, Van Gaal could certainly do with Kluivert's services, but as a player rather than a coach amidst United's struggles in front of goal.

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