Aleksandar Kolarov became synonymous with spectacular free kick goals – often dubbed ‘Kolarockets’ – during his seven years at Manchester City, and today he lit up the grandest stage of them all with one.
Kolarov, now 32 and playing his club football in Serie A with Roma, has been in great form over the past year, and did his country proud against Costa Rica today at the World Cup.
The Serbia captain curled a powerful free kick past Costa Rica and Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas to give Serbia a 56th minute lead.
It was truly vintage Kolarov and for any City fan watching the game, a flashback to his more exciting moments at the Etihad. Who can forget his late equaliser against Napoli in City’s first ever Champions League match?
Watch Aleks Kolarov’s goal for Serbia against Costa Rica:
GOAL! What a free-kick from Kolarov. The Serbian captain from 25-yards out finds the postage stamp with his trusty left-boot pic.twitter.com/sYxDRE9cgE
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) June 17, 2018