The curling shot is a fundamental technique to master for the execution of free kicks. Also a good technique to use for mid distance shooting when the ball is in movement.
Curling balls are difficult for the goalkeeper to save for two main reasons: either the ball curls away from the goalie and curls back just behind them; or the ball goes towards the keeper and curls away from them at the last moment.
In this video, Michael Lewis Cunningham breaks down the technique required to execute a curling shot.
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