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Tuesday November 28 2017
Pirlo: ‘My free-kick secrets’

Andrea Pirlo reveals the secrets behind his free-kicks - “I’d tell myself it was impossible not to score”.

The Italian shares the Serie A record with Sinisa Mihajlovic, and he discussed his set pieces with French sports newspaper L’Équipe.

“I’d tell myself it was impossible not to score,” Pirlo recalled.

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NEWS
Tuesday October 18 2016
Juninho: ‘Pjanic is class’

Juninho Pernambucano believes Miralem Pjanic is “among the best” at free-kicks, and that Juventus can win the Champions League.

The Brazilian is regarded as one of the best free-kick takers of all time, and played alongside the Bosnian when they were both at Lyon, the club the Bianconeri face tonight.

“He had personality, talent and a desire to learn,” Juninho recalled in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Monday October 17 2016
Pjanic the Apprentice

A footballer with the soul of an artist, Mina Rzouki looks at what Miralem Pjanic has learned as he returns to face Lyon.

Miralem Pjanic comes full circle on Tuesday when Juventus visit Olympique Lyonnais, the club where he took his first big step up the career ladder.

It was in the OL jersey as an 18-year-old that he stayed behind to study Juninho Pernambucano’s free kicks in training and practice with the master. Even making only five starts that first season, you can’t buy an apprenticeship like that.

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Wednesday August 3 2016
Juninho: 'Higuain top, but Gabigol...'

Juninho Pernambucano believes Juventus' new signing Gonzalo Higuain is among the world's best, but Gabigol doesn't compare to Neymar.

The former Lyon icon was interviewed by Tuttosport on the subject of the Old Lady's transfer campaign, and he was very impressed particularly with the signing of the Argentine striker from Napoli.

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Wednesday August 3 2016
Juninho: 'Pjanic heir to Pirlo'

Juninho Pernambucano says Juventus signing Miralem Pjanic is a free-kick specialist at the level of Cristiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi and Gareth Bale.

The two champions played together at Lyon, where one may expect the Bosnian to have learned a few tricks regarding dead-ball situations.

“Pjanic joined us when he was very young, but he already showed a great deal of talent and you could tell that he would have an important future,” Juninho told Tuttosport. “He had quality in taking free kicks, and now he's among the best.

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Wednesday November 4 2015
Pjanic: ‘My free-kick secrets’

Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic discusses his free-kick prowess - “it took more than 10 years to learn.”

The Bosnian has scored six goals for the Giallorossi this season, four of them free-kicks, and he spoke to Dnevni avaz about his set piece prowess.

“There’s no secret recipe for the perfect free-kick,” Panic explained.

“The answer is simple, it’s all about training. I’ve kicked tens of thousands of free-kicks from all different positions. It took more than 10 years to learn.

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