The Top 10 Set-Piece Takers in European Soccer

In a competitive soccer game, there are few chances to score. Often, a team wins because they took advantage of a mistake by the opposition. A set-piece is one of the most important scoring opportunities as a well-executed free kick or corner can result in taking the lead. The current generation of soccer stars have some real masters of the set-piece. Here are some of the best:

Neymar Jr

The Newly signed PSG superstar is the man for the big occasion. Neymar Jr is without any doubt the top set-piece taker in world soccer. The 25-year-old did not waste time and put his set-piece skills to good use in the first three games for PSG. Neymar is one of the best players of his generation and his corner assist for Kurzawa at PSG is one of the highlights of Ligue 1.

Hakan Calhanoglu

There are not many players who are famous for their free kick skills. AC Milan star Hakan Calhanoglu is one of them. It is almost like he can talk to the ball and guide it along. He is a true master, and although he is also known as a great playmaker, his set-piece skills are legendary.

Lionel Messi

Messi is one of the greatest players of his generation and has the free-kick skills to match. His dead ball skills are so that he scored three free-kick goals in three matches during January. His set-pieces are a threat at any angle and any distance.