The Most Audacious Penalty Kick Ever?

If you watch soccer, you’re familiar with the penalty kick: You put the ball down about 15 yards from the goal with only the goalie in your way. It’s as close to a sure thing as you get in soccer.

I’ve seen hundreds–nay, thousands–of penalty kicks in my life. But I’ve never seen anyone take one like Messi did today. Apparently it has happened before, but it didn’t have the notoriety this kick will have.

I’ll let you experience it firsthand on the video below. And yes, it is a legal play as long as the second player didn’t enter the 18-yard box until after the penalty kicker touches the ball.


4 Responses to “The Most Audacious Penalty Kick Ever?”

  1. CharlySmite says:

    Hi Jamey, this is indeed an incredible penalty kick! I am a football fan and I had never seen anything like this before. I just watched it on TV and it was mentioned a similar kick was performed by Johan Cruyff in 1982.
    Please find below the link to Cruyff’s goal.
    Greetings from Barcelona 😉

  2. CharlySmite says:

    Here you have the link https://youtu.be/GDoqv74egBM

  3. Jamey Stegmaier says:

    Thanks! Yeah, that’s the other kick I was referring to–I saw a clip of it but wasn’t sure I could do it.

  4. Jasmin says:

    They can do that!? That’s an amazing way to score.

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