Saturday, March 29, 2014
101 Great Goals - Antonin Panenka
Can a penalty be a great goal? It can be, when it's the greatest penalty ever taken.
For all it's audacity and courage, it's worth considering the aesthetic effect the Belgrade Continental D's which smothered the shot, have played in making this penalty so memorable.
Compare and contrast with the following Panenka penalties:
Zidane's penalty, 5 minutes into the 2006 World Cup final is certainly audacious, but has the ball not striking net reduced it's impact on the collective memory?
Much of the commentary resulting from Pirlo's peerless kick focused on Joe Hart sprawled on his backside rather than the kick itself. Might this have something to do with the ball hitting the net like a ball against a wall in training?