Watch Fiorentina full back Cristiano Biraghi score a superb goal from the halfway line that took everyone by surprise.
The freekick which he scored came about rather innocuously when the number 38s from Fiorentina and Verona came together as Adolfo Gaich of Verona went through the back of Fiorentina’s Rolando Mandragora, prompting protests from the Verona players who surrounded the referee.
As the protests continued, the TV replays showed an earlier chance from the game before they cut to the Fiorentina players celebrating.
The commentators were silent for a moment, before realising that Biraghi had caught the keeper off his line from the freekick.
Verona stunned! 😳
Cristiano Biraghi catches everyone napping and chips the keeper from the halfway line!
Unbelievable scenes 😲 pic.twitter.com/YLxixXt1G1
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 27, 2023
Verona keeper Lorenzo Montipo was quite a way off his line as the eagle-eyed Biraghi took advantage, scoring a goal that secured a 3-0 victory for I Viola, as they rise to 12th in Serie A, while Verona remain in the relegation zone.