David Luiz
Brazil's David Luiz scores against Colombia. Reuters

In one of the top goals of World Cup 2014, David Luiz scored a brilliant free kick to put Brazil 2-0 against Colombia in their quarterfinal match in Fortaleza on Friday.

With his side a goal to the good thanks to an early strike from his fellow central defender Thiago Silva, Luiz stepped up to a free kick 35 yards out in the 68th minute. Utilizing his now familiar technique, Luiz blasted the ball with the side of his foot and got all manner of swerve on a shot that flew into the back of the net. While a tremendous strike, Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina will have to feel disappointed that he initially took a step the wrong way and let a shot by him that failed to find the side of the net.

It was the second goal for Luiz in the tournament. Earlier in the day, central defender Mats Hummels scored the lone goal for Germany in a win against France.

During his career, Luiz has become as well known for his attacking exploits as his defensive ones. His all-round skills recently persuaded Paris Saint-Germain to make him the most expensive defender in history by paying Chelsea a fee that could rise to $85 million for his services.