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What is so special about a Panenka?

What is so special about a Panenka?

The Panenka is an ingenious but simple way of taking a penalty kick, which sees the taker chip the ball down the centre of the goal.

How do you do the Panenka?

In association football, the Panenka is a technique used while taking a penalty kick in which the taker, instead of kicking the ball to the left or right of the goalkeeper, gives a light touch underneath the ball, causing it to rise and fall within the centre of the goal, deceiving the goalkeeper who is counted on by …

Why is it called the Panenka?

The Panenka penalty is named after the former Czech footballer, Antonin Panenka, who first attempted this cheeky kick in the Euro 1976 final against West Germany. After 120 minutes of play the score was 2-2. The penalty shootout followed and the first seven shots were converted.

Who invented the Panenka?

Antonin Panenka, now 73 – who has had the technique named after him – won Czechoslovakia the Euro 1976 title after deceiving West German keeper Sepp Maier with his cheeky chipped penalty in the shootout.

What is a Polenka?

(pəˈlɪŋkə) n. (Brewing) a type of apricot brandy, originating in Central and Eastern Europe.

Who is the inventor of Panenka?

The Panenka was invented by Antonin Panenka and shot to fame in 1976, when the Czechoslovakian star used it to outfox legendary Germany and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Sepp Maier during the European Championship final.

Who started Panenka?

legend Antonin Panenka
In celebration of its founder, Czechoslovakian legend Antonin Panenka, who turns 67 on December 2, we’ve taken a look at some of the more memorable executions of the tactic since its introduction to the world in Belgrade 29 years ago.

Who invented Panenka?

Man City star Billy Meredith invented the ‘Panenka’ penalty over 70 years before Panenka. Football as come to know a cheeky chipped penalty as the “Panenka” in honour of the Czech footballer who did it in the 1976 European Championship final.