Juventus the masters in set-piece scrap with Freekickerz

Juventus the masters in set-piece scrap with Freekickerz

After seeing two Freekickerz fail to best Bayern Munchen twosome Xabi Alonso and Dante, the dead-ball duellers sent a one-man delegation to take on the might of Juventus.

Defending the honour of the self-proclaimed set-piece specialists was he known only as Konstantin, who was met at the Serie A kings’ Turin dwelling by no fewer than four Old Ladies.

Simone Pepe, Leonardo Bonucci, Alvaro Morata and Roberto Pereyra tackled the clearly confident challenger in three separate contests, with the Juventus lads doling out a resounding beating.

First up was ‘Four Balls, Four Goals’, in which players were required to place the ball into unguarded mini goals.

The task proved too tough for Konstantin, notching just one from his four attempts before the quartet of Serie A champions made it look painstakingly easy with a full house to take a 1-0 lead.

Next came ‘Centring Your Target’, where the objective was to put the ball through rings of descending size into the goal.

Konstantin, again, failed to deliver and headed into the final challenge 3-0 down after Bonucci drilled through the medium-sized ring for two points.

To finish was ‘The Challenge of Champions’, which entailed scoring in one goal by hitting the crossbar of another stood opposite.

Once more, this proved too daunting an ask for Konstantin, though in his defence, the Juve boys struggled too, until Pepe mastered it with his final effort.

EXCLUSIVE: Watch Carlos Tevez school Juve team-mates in skills challenge

EXCLUSIVE: Watch Carlos Tevez school Juve team-mates in skills challenge

Fans of Manchester United, Manchester City and West Ham know all about Carlos Tevez’s abilities with a ball at his feet and we’ve got exclusive evidence that he’s lost none of his sparkle since moving to Juventus.

Open the player above to watch the Argentine nimbly dribbling in between multiple moving car tyres and hammering shots through some almost impossibly small targets, both static and mobile.

Tevez’s fancy footwork is the undoubted highlight of the second instalment of the new bwin Skills Series, a six-part collection of videos in which we put the technique of some of the  finest players on the planet to the test.

A few weeks ago, we brought you the world’s most expensive footballer, Gareth Bale, dazzling Real Madrid team-mates Karim Benzema, Luka Modric and Jese Rodriguez with some amazing rugby ball work.

And judging by the new video, Tevez was clearly determined to follow suit by reminding everyone of the talents he displayed regularly during his trophy-laden seven-year stay in the Premier League before departing for Turin last summer.

The 29-year-old was joined by Juve chums Fabio Quagliarella, Andrea Barzagli and Fernando Llorente to take our obstacle course-themed challenges and ended up comfortably topping the leaderboard on five points.

Barzagli could only manage two points, while Quagliarella and Llorente, with whom Tevez has dovetailed increasingly effectively in recent weeks, were forced to settle for a solitary point apiece.

The next assignment on Tevez’s list will presumably be scoring in Sunday’s huge clash between Juventus and Napoli in Serie A – an eventuality you can back at 5/4 by clicking the ‘Add to Betslip button’ at the bottom of this page.

But first, sit back and take in this performance – and if you enjoy it, share the video with your friends on Twitter or like it on our official YouTube or Facebook pages.

Keep your eyes peeled for part three of the bwin Skills Series…