Football is a highly tactical game. It requires hours of set pieces and tactical practice in the training ground to get an edge over the opposition. The free kick routine is one such practice that all football teams go through to score from outside of the box.
In the past, teams deployed players from their own team to jump in front of the goalpost in order to simulate blocking by the opposition defenders. This, however, is very tasking for the players and often leaves them tired before other individual training take place.
Looks like Real Madrid, the Spanish giants, have found a solution to save players’ energy while simulating free-kick defence. In a recent video doing the rounds of the Internet, Real Madrid has showcased robots to jump and create match scenarios for a free kick.
These bots could be programmed to jump as high or even more than actual players so that players could practice their free kicks. Watch the below video to see these bots in action.
Here is the video
Real Madrid's new free kick technology is straight out of the future ?
— B/R Football (@brfootball) August 30, 2022
As for Real Madrid’s current season is concerned, they got off to a great start in the LaLiga winning all of their first three matches. With three wins in three matches, the Champions League holders sit at the very top of the league table, having earned nine points. Additionally, they have a goal difference of six, having scored nine and conceded just three so far.
Karim Benzema was the top scorer for the team as he scored 15 goals for the Spanish side. He has won the UEFA Best Player of the Year award after his impressive performance last year. He is also the favourite to win the Ballon d’Or this year. Real Madrid has been put into Group F with RB Leipzig, Shakhtar Donetsk and Celtic for this year’s Champions League tournament.