Xabi Alonso didn’t score many goals for Liverpool, but when he did, they were usually beautiful.
When he left for Real Madrid in 2009, his goals entirely dried up – deployed right at the base of midfield; encouraged to pass over shooting – every time.
But now with Bayern Munich, he’s been given licence to try his luck from range, and it’s certainly bolstering his career highlight reel!
For Bayern yesterday, the ageing Spaniard arrowed in an effort from 25-yards to help the Bundesliga champions down Ingolstadt 3-1 – meaning Carlo Ancelotti has a 100% record since taking over – just like his predecessor Pep Guardiola has at Manchester City…
— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) September 17, 2016