Vine: Xabi Alonso scores his first Bundesliga goal with this clever free-kick
How did he know?
Much like a Panenka-style penalty, free-kicks such as this rely as much on anticipation of what your opponent is going to do as it does on execution.
Xabi Alonso is probably JOE's favourite footballer and it's mainly down to his ability to read the game just so bloody well.
This free-kick, from Bayern Munich's 6-0 mauling of Werder Bremen, is just superb from the Spaniard.