This week’s Toppo’s Top Ten examines what are arguably every Englishman’s worst nightmare – penalties.
Penalty kicks are a true test of an player’s nerve, whether it’s during 90 minutes or in a shootout. 1,745 more words
After Spain’s Ezequiel Calvente’s remarkable ‘switch-hit’ penalty, we round up five more of the greatest penalty kicks ever taken.
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On Saturday, midfielder Ezequiel Calvente scored Spain‘s third goal, a penalty, in a 3-0 victory over Italy in the European under-19 football tournament.
It isn’t absolutely clear from the full-speed camera angle, but watch the replay from behind the goalkeeper and you will see that he runs up to strike the ball right-footed, then switches at the last moment to hit it with his left. It’s brilliant.