Siem de Jong has sent the A-League into a frenzy with an exquisite free kick.
The Dutch import was in action for Sydney FC on Sunday against Adelaide United.
After the Sky Blues were awarded a free kick near the edge of the area in the 13th minute, de Jong stepped up.
And boy did he deliver.
De Jong sent a scintillating strike straight into the top corner, leaving Reds keeper Paul Izzo rooted to the spot.
The stunning goal immediately went viral on social media, although some fans didn’t think Sydney FC should have been awarded the free kick in the first place.
Goal of the month surely!
— Gordon Forbes (@GordonF99216174) January 13, 2019
Some free kick from de Jong but has to be question over decision to award free kick in first place
— Ray Gatt (@Gatty54) January 13, 2019
Lovely free kick by Siem de Jong but that wasn’t a foul in the first place, great tackle. #SYDvADL
— Neil Sherwin (@neilsherwin) January 13, 2019
Fantastic free kick from De Jong, superbly taken.
— Joey Lynch (@joeylynchy) January 13, 2019
— Philip Micallef (@MicallefPhilip) January 13, 2019
DE JONG MORE LIKE DE GOAL…The lad doubles his goal tally after cracking it in from the free kick, 1-0 Sydney #SYDvADL
— The Football Sack (@TheFootballSack) January 13, 2019
— Hyundai A-League (@ALeague) January 13, 2019
•Sydney FC vs Adelaide United.
Fantastic game so far. De Jong scored an amazing free kick that left the GK rooted to his spot. Adelaide United starting to take control of the game now. pic.twitter.com/6toeCcV0Jw
— ⚽️Sam⚽️ (@Marouche_Sam) January 13, 2019
— Goal Australia (@GoalAustralia) January 13, 2019
— Robert Grasso (@RobertGrasso) January 13, 2019
Both sides then scored in the five minutes after the break to set the match alight at Kogarah.
However Adelaide couldn’t find a levelling goal despite having 56 per cent of the ball, with Sydney goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne pulling off a diving save to his right to deny Ryan Kitto in stoppage time to wrap up the 2-1 win.
Sydney looked to have the match well within their control when Tratt neatly headed a Brandon O’Neill corner goalward bound to make it 2-0 in the 48th minute.
However Adelaide hit back just two minutes later through Craig Goodwin from the penalty spot, after George Blackwood went down in the box following minimal contact from Aaron Calver.
Sydney then had multiple chances to put the game beyond doubt.
De Jong appeared to have his second when he put one just inside the left post in the 64th minute, however the play was called back by the VAR when Adam Le Fondre was ruled to be offside in the lead up.
Alex Brosque also should have had a goal in the 85th minute after coming off the bench, spraying a ball wide of the left post when Izzo came charging at him.
Kitto then looked set to level the scores at 2-2 for Adelaide in the final minute of stoppage time after some nice lead up play from Blackwood and Michael Marrone, before Redmayne dived low and to his right to ensure three points for Sydney.
The result keeps Sydney in third spot after their mid-week loss to ladder-leaders Perth, while Adelaide’s loss was their first in five weeks as they sit safely in sixth.