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Panenka invented his penalty

Panenka invented his penalty

Antonin Panenka can be proud of itself. The Czech player has passed into history as having a somewhat peculiar and bold way to launch a penalty. The origin goes back to the end of the European Championship 76 between Germany and the former Czechoslovakia. Both teams had arrived tied at the end of the game, and eventually they played in penalties. Germany had failed launch and if the Czechoslovaks were marked champions.

All responsibility in the hands of a man: Doll. The sticks, the possibly best goalkeeper of the time, Sepp Maier. And madness, wait for the goalkeeper expires aside and so subtle lift the ball gently towards the center of the goal. The objective achieved. Panenka had made his country champion, and he had gotten his way.

The cause of throwing the penalty as recounted then the Panenka penalty itself to the many who had failed training with his team goalkeeper was due. Sleepless nights, they gave him an idea of ​​how to throw a penalty and not fallarlo. From there, there were many who imitated him; not all with the same success to the goal.

Julio Muñoz

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982
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