There are some goals that, as a football fan, you could gladly watch over and over again. Maximilian Arnold's thunderous free-kick in Wolfsburg's 3-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt is one of them.

There appeared to be only two options for the Wolfsburg midfielder when he placed the ball down on the edge of the Frankfurt area following Simon Falette's foul on Renato Steffen with 25 minutes of normal time remaining at the Volkswagen Arena on Bundesliga Matchday 19. An in-swinging strike over the Eintracht wall was one; a whipped cross towards the far post was the other.

So what did Arnold do? Hit across the ball with the outside of his rocket-fuelled left boot, swerving an unstoppable drive away from the inside of the wall, over the despairing leap of Mexican defender Carlos Salcedo and high into the top right-hand corner of Lukas Hradecky's goal. The bend on the shot defied physics; no one in a Frankfurt shirt had a prayer.

Watch: Arnold's mind-boggingly good free-kick against Frankfurt

Although Wolfsburg lost the game, Bundesliga defenders now know better than to concede a set-piece in 'Arnold territory'.

Roberto Carlos - the retired Brazilian left-footer whose legendary free-kicks had enough power behind them to fire a mission to Mars - would be proud.

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