Anyone who saw Andrea Pirlo’s marvellous effort from upwards of 40 yards out against Parma last weekend may have thought it was somewhat of a fluke. If you haven’t seen it the video is below: -
However he completed a similar feat away to Real Madrid in the Champions League group stage last season, helping Milan to a 2-3 win at the Bernabeu. A similarly lovely strike, not quite as far out however.
If you give the man space he will punish you.