Frosinone's Oliver Kragl scores sensational 40-yard free-kick against AC Milan

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Frosinone desperately needed a win against AC Milan on Sunday as they attempt to avoid relegation from Serie A.

So, when they went 1-0 up after just two minutes, they must have been delighted.

But the moment of the match came one minute before half-time. The away side were still leading 1-0 when Oliver Kragl stepped over a free-kick 40-yards out.


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With the interval approaching, most players would have seen the free-kick as an opportunity to keep position and preserve the slender lead heading into the break.

But Kragl had other ideas.

He decided he would smash the ball as hard as he could towards the goal. It was a bullet and flew past 17-year-old Gianluigi Donnarumma in the Milan net.

We reckon it's the best left-footed free-kick since Roberto Carlos' swerving effort for Brazil against France.

A stunning free-kick and a massively important one as three points would have given them an excellent chance of escaping the drop.

However, unfortunately for Kragl and his teammates, their hearts were soon to be broken.

Despite Mario Balotelli missing a penalty three minutes into the second-half, Milan pulled a goal back through Carlos Bacca. However, Frosinone appeared to be heading towards three points when Federico Dionisi made it 3-1 in the 55th minute.

But Luca Antonelli scored with 15 minutes remaining before Jeremy Menez scored a penalty in injury-time to make it 3-3, leaving Frosinone four points adrift of safety.

At least Kragl will look back on the game with a hint of fondness with his outrageously magnificent free-kick.

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