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Field-goal kicking practice pays off for Pjanic?
by Mike Woitalla, July 26th, 2014 11:36PM
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[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Miralem Pjanic, Roma's Bosnian midfielder, visited a Denver Broncos practice and took a crack at field-goal kicking before Roma's game against Manchester United at Sports Authority Field that leads us to believe it inspired him to take the 65-yard shot that resulted in this incredible goal.

Roma was down 3-0 when Pjanic launched the shot from his own half in the 75th minute that beat Man United goalkeeper Ben Amos.

Francesco Totti scored a second for Roma in the 89th minute, but the EPL club held on for a 3-2 win in front of 54,117 fans.



Pjanic's field-goal practice:



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  1. G O
    commented on: July 27, 2014 at 8:32 p.m.
    If these guys are smart, they'd pay attention. They can quite potentialy extend their careers as well paid athletes by examining where their hard won soccer skills transfer to other sports - like field goal and kickoff kicking. Maybe even punting for some GKs. A fellow named Manfred Burgsmueuller, a many years German Bundesliga mainstay for clubs like 1FC Nurnberg, BvB Dortmund 09, and SV Werder Bremen did just this, kicking field goals and points after touchdown for the Dusseldorf Rhein Fire team in the Germany NFL sponsored European Football League before it financially fizzled and went bust over 7 years ago. I think Burgsmueller successfully kicked for over six years in this very competitive gridiron football league. At the conclusion he was 52 years old. So guys like Pranjic can contemplate such things. NFL teams are always looking fo r that ice in veins clutch kicker.

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