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AFP

Godin not fazed by Atletico’s penalty pain

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Diego Godin is not worried about Atletico Madrid’s abysmal recent record with penalties, he said on Monday ahead of his side’s Champions League quarter-final second leg at Leicester City.

Antoine Griezmann scored from the spot to give Atletico a 1-0 win in last week’s first leg, but he had squandered his previous four penalties taken during play.

Godin not fazed by Atletico’s penalty pain

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Diego Godin is not worried about Atletico Madrid’s abysmal recent record with penalties, he said on Monday ahead of his side’s Champions League quarter-final second leg at Leicester City.

Antoine Griezmann scored from the spot to give Atletico a 1-0 win in last week’s first leg, but he had squandered his previous four penalties taken during play.

City pay the penalty for lack of practice

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Pep Guardiola admitted his Manchester City players had not practised penalties before they missed two during a 1-1 draw at home to Everton.

Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero both had spot-kicks saved by goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg before substitute Nolito's header earned a point for City.

Man City and Spurs stumble as Arsenal advance

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London (AFP) Manchester City twice missed penalties in a 1-1 draw with Everton on Saturday as 10-man Arsenal went level with them on points at the top of the Premier League table after seeing off Swansea 3-2.

Arsenal leapfrogged Tottenham Hotspur into second place after their arch north London rivals also dropped points in a 1-1 draw away to West Bromwich Albion.

Man City and Spurs stumble as Arsenal advance

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London (AFP) Manchester City twice missed penalties in a 1-1 draw with Everton on Saturday as 10-man Arsenal went level with them on points at the top of the Premier League table after seeing off Swansea 3-2.

Arsenal leapfrogged Tottenham Hotspur into second place after their arch north London rivals also dropped points in a 1-1 draw away to West Bromwich Albion.

Atletico go top in Spain despite two missed penalties

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Madrid (AFP) Atletico Madrid moved top of La Liga despite missing two penalties as Antoine Griezmann and Kevin Gameiro handed Diego Simeone's men a 2-0 win at Valencia on Sunday.

Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves extended his exceptional penalty record as he denied Griezmann and Gabi from the spot either side of Griezmann's opener just after the hour mark.

Atletico go top in Spain despite two missed penalties

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Madrid (AFP) Atletico Madrid moved top of La Liga despite missing two penalties as Antoine Griezmann and Kevin Gameiro handed Diego Simeone's men a 2-0 win at Valencia on Sunday.

Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves extended his exceptional penalty record as he denied Griezmann and Gabi from the spot either side of Griezmann's opener just after the hour mark.

Atletico win at Valencia despite two missed penalties

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Madrid (AFP) Atletico Madrid moved top of La Liga despite missing two penalties as Antoine Griezmann and Kevin Gameiro handed Diego Simeone's men a 2-0 win at Valencia on Sunday.

Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves extended his exceptional penalty record as he denied Griezmann and Gabi from the spot either side of Griezmann's opener just after the hour mark.

Penalties are a lottery, says match-winner Ronaldo

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Milan (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo said penalties are just a game of chance after scoring the winning spot-kick to give Real Madrid an 11th Champions League crown on Saturday.

"The penalties are always a lottery, you never know what's going to happen, but we showed that our team had more experience and we showed that we scored all penalties it was unbelievable, a fantastic night," Ronaldo told BT Sport after the shootout triumph.

Penalties are a lottery, says match-winner Ronaldo

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Milan (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo said penalties are just a game of chance after scoring the winning spot-kick to give Real Madrid an 11th Champions League crown on Saturday.

"The penalties are always a lottery, you never know what's going to happen, but we showed that our team had more experience and we showed that we scored all penalties it was unbelievable, a fantastic night," Ronaldo told BT Sport after the shootout triumph.

Videos

Euro 2016: Media Artist Captures Chaos Of Germany-Italy Shoot-Out By Splicing Every Penalty Into Same Video

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You may be labouring under the illusion that the penalty shoot-out between Germany and Italy couldn't possibly get any more chaotic.

Well, German media artistKurt Prödel (@KurtProedel) is here to prove that that isn't strictly so.

In fact, for the purposes of whimsy,Prödel has taken the time to splice all nine of Germany's penalties into the same clip of footage, just to emphasise the sheer spectrum of spot-kickson show.

VIDEO: United beat Inter Milan on penalties

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Ashley Young, Javier Hernandez, Tom Cleverley, Shinji Kagawa and Darren Fletcher all converted their penalties in United's 5-3 shootout win over Inter Milan, after the game finished 0-0.




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Lukas Podolski’s Son Scores Wicked Penalty at the Maracana

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Lukas Podolski only appeared twice in Germany's World Cup campaign but that didn't stop him making the most of there success s he posted pics of himself all over social media!

Yet he did find the time to bring his Son Louis out for a penalty shoot-out when the nets were down and the clean-up was in full motion at the Maracana and Louis showed he had the German mentality in a shoot-out hitting a wicked spot-kick past his Dad who to his credit got his hand to it but couldn't keep it out!

David Moyes 2010 Article: How to Win a Penalty Shoot-Out (Full Piece)

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Poor David Moyes just can't seem to catch a break right now and to make matters worse this article has resurfaced following Manchester United's dreadful penalty shoot-out loss to Sunderland last night, I've noticed many reporters and the like have nit picked piece's from the full article so here it is in full no editing dumbing nothing just the plain facts.

Is this the worst passage of football ever? France U17 women win on penalties

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There is a lot of sexist rubbish spouted about women's football from people that, quite frankly, should know better. But this just might be the worst thing I've seen on a football field. With the French Under-17s needing to score their decisive penalty to beat their Nigerian counterparts in their Second Round game, up stepped [.

Vancouver Whitecaps

5 thoughts from MLS gameweek 3

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Major League Soccer's week 3 was another that showed anything can happen in the league. Here are 5 things we learned from Major League Soccer's week 3.

Penalty!

After three weeks of MLS fixtures, the league has seen 12 penalties given by referees. Of the 12 penalties awarded this season, all but two have been converted.

5 thoughts from MLS gameweek 3

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Major League Soccer's week 3 was another that showed anything can happen in the league. Here are 5 things we learned from Major League Soccer's week 3.

Penalty!

After three weeks of MLS fixtures, the league has seen 12 penalties given by referees. Of the 12 penalties awarded this season, all but two have been converted.

Mark Geiger got both penalties 'wrong' according to 'Instant Replay'

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Mark Geiger got the calls wrong on both penalties he awarded to the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, according to MLSsoccer.com's Brian Dunseth on "Instant Replay." This is obviously just one person's opinion -- and it will surely come as little solace to Seattle Sounders fans -- but it might at least tell you that you weren't taking crazy pills when you were watching the game this weekend.

Liverpool

Klopp Can't Look As Reds Go Through On Penos

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Liverpool are through to the final of the league cup after winning 6-5 on penalties at Anfield on Tuesday evening. After 90 minutes it was an offside goal from Arnautovic which forced the game to extra time and eventually the dreaded spot kicks.

Thirty Penalties But Reds Eventually Make It Through To 4th Round

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In a joint record for the competition Liverpool were crowned eventual winners against Middlesbrough last night after the penalty tally read 14-13. A phenomenal end to a difficult night for the Reds who looked to have sealed things with a Suso goal late on only for Raheem Sterling to make a terrible pass, forcing Kolo Toure to concede a penalty.

Penos-A-Plenty In Old Trafford Win

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Liverpool walked away from Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon having collected all three points scoring two penalties and one goal via Luis Suarez from open play. The Reds were awarded three spot kicks but it could have been five or six in a game that saw some controversial decisions mixed with a truly poor performance from the once exuberant Manchester United.

Teammates Right to Jump to Suarez's Defence

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Luis Suarez has been defended by some of his Liverpool teammates and manager, Brendan Rodgers, after claims that he does not get free kicks or penalties because he goes to ground far too easily.
In the past, the Uruguayan has irked plenty with his 'ability' to go tumbling in the box after the slightest touch - or sometimes the lack of it - but, in recent weeks, the forward has had at least two legitimate penalties waved away.

Manchester United

LvG: We should have had two penalties against Chelsea

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Following Manchester United's 0-0 draw with Chelsea, Louis van Gaal has spoken of his frustration of us not getting a result. Both Ander Herrera had Wayne Rooney had excellent chances to score, while United should have been awarded two penalties, although it's no surprise Martin Atkinson failed to award them, given his usual performances in our games against Chelsea.

De Gea: The fans singing my name was unbelievable

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David de Gea ensured that Manchester United finished the day with three points and in fourth position after some fantastic saves to deny Everton.

First he kept out a Leighton Baines penalty in injury time in the first half, which is a remarkable feat when you consider the left-back had previously scored all 14 of the penalties he had taken in the Premier League.

Wayne Rooney

Rooney with incredible penalty ranking story

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Wayne Rooney has revealed that he started off the season as Manchester United's penalty taker, replacing Robin van Persie who took on the duty from Rooney the season before.

"In pre-season, he asked me to take penalties, so I said 'yeh'. Obviously, I want to take the penalties," he said. "So he said he's got a structure of if you take one and miss one, then you're at the back of the queue.

LvG: Rooney and RvP are bottom of the list for penalties

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Louis van Gaal has claimed that he has taken Robin van Persie off penalty taking duty after he missed a crucial penalty at home against West Brom on Saturday. United went on to lose the game.

The manager has also claimed that Rooney is at the bottom of the pile too after missing a penalty at Anfield a few weeks ago.

Why Don’t Our Players Know Who Is On Penalty Duty?

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Following our 1-0 win over Galatasaray last night, Sir Alex Ferguson claimed he thought Robin van Persie should have taken the second half penalty that Nani missed.

United have had three penalties this season, taken by Van Persie, Chicharito and now Nani, and all three of them have missed. Whilst that is a concern in itself, I can't believe that United are going in to Champions League games with no instruction from the manager on penalty taking duties.

Arsenal

Should we remove penalties from the game?

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"What they should do is to get rid of penalties altogether?"

A friend made this suggestion to me the other day and once I started thinking about it, it seemed to make a fair bit of sense. So here goes.

Recent discussions on AA have focused on referees and how difficult it is for them to sort the wheat from the chaff when player behaviour is designed to deceive.

5 things Arsenal must do to secure a win at United

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What Arsenal must do by Twig The game against Man Utd on Tuesday is a crucial one. The win away to BVB made us all feel warm a bit, but honestly a win away to Man Utd would mean much more to the average Arsenal fan. After all, we last got a result there in [...]

Surely Arsenal MUST be due some GOOD luck soon FFS

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I know that I might be just a tiny bit biased towards Arsenal, but I was dismayed on Saturday when the Gunners were yet again the victims of a couple of poor decisions by the referee, Gnabry's penalty and Arteta's red card. It didn't cost us this time, apart from Mikel Arteta having to miss [...]

Wenger again vows to play strong Arsenal team against Bradford (and no penalties!)

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There have been many articles about the possible reserves that Arsene Wenger will play in Arsenal's game at Bradford tonight, and although he has to make some enforced changes due to injuries Wenger is adamant that he will use whoever is needed to guarantee victory.

"Valley Parade was a difficult place to go to when we played there in the Premier League," Wenger said yesterday.

Wenger – “Arteta would be a good poker player”

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Arsene Wenger was suitably impressed with the way Mikel Arteta cooly slotted home both Arsenal penalties in this weekends game against West Brom, especially as he had blown his last opportunity in the dying minutes against Fulham a few weeks ago.

"When you miss a penalty in the last minute of a game and you come back and you take two, you can only take your hat off," Wenger said.

The Rest

The Joy Of The Penalty Shoot-Out: Landmark Victories In The Use Of Spot-Kicks To Win Trophies

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On 25th February 2001, Liverpool lifted the League Cup against Birmingham City after emerging victorious in the first ever penalty shoot-out used to decide a major English football competition.

The Reds won 5-4 on penalties after the Blues snatched a last-minute equaliser in normal time. Jamie Carragher despatched his kick, and when CitystrikerAndy Johnson saw his tame shot saved by Sander Westerveld, the trophywas on its way up to Merseyside.

Penalty kicks in determining championship winner………..African Cup of Nations

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The just concluded African Cup of Nations Championship game was decided on penalties after the game ended in a barren draw through the regular time and two 15-minutes overtimes. In this game, 17 goals were scored, all of them from the penalty spot, 12 yards from the goalkeeper. Each of the 22 players on the pitch at the end of the second overtime took a penalty kick.

Brazil 3 (1) - Chile 2 (1)

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The first half was fun, the second half was nearly a dud. Then there were the penalty kicks. David Luiz opened the scoring, before Alexis Sanchez equaled for Chile. The game was without rhythm for much of the second half, despite a few opportunities for the Brazilians. A beautiful run by Hulk into the box and a late shot by Chilean substitute Mauricio Pinilla that careened off of the crossbar

Exhausted 1-1 Frazzled (knackered after penalties)

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FA Cup semi-final

There really is no need to tire yourself out over three or four hours by running a 26-mile marathon. You can do it far more effectively by watching Arsenal these days, and in half the time. I am exhausted.

We're through to the cup final, and that's the beautiful bottom line.

Outrageous Luis Boa Morte Penalty

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Many of you will remember him for his stints at Arsenal, Fulham and West Ham and many will be scratching your heads wondering what's he doing on a Luis Figo "Legends" team?

But whatever you think his outrageous penalty was well worth seeing as he dummied the diving keeper before slotting it home as his team won 3-2.

Indecisive? Pick the middle “The goalkeeper picks a side...

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Indecisive? Pick the middle

"The goalkeeper picks a side and dives 93.7 percent of the time and just stands in the middle only 6.3 percent of the time. There was a clear bias toward action."

TheJournal of Economic Psychologyrecently looked at the link between decision making and penalty kicks, and found, somewhat surprisingly, that goalkeepers might be better off doing nothing at all.

Integrating penalty shoot-outs into a nation’s psychology

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In 1252 King Henry III enacted the Assize of Arms. This act decreed that all Englishmen between the ages of 15 and 60 must, by law, equip themselves with a bow and arrow. This ensured that Englishmen would be familiar with the weapon, and when war inevitably arrived (inevitably against the French) the populace would be ready to fight back.

U-17 Women’s World Cup: France, North Korea Through To Semi-Finals – Plus Germany vs Brazil

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After a pulsating 0-0 draw last night, the French U-17 girls are through to the semi-finals of the tournament after beating Nigeria on penalties. Bravo, chicas! (well, it's really "les filles" but that's a little formal, no?)

Marion Romanelli scored the winning penalty for France and despite an onslaught of opportunities from the Nigerian camp throughout the game, the French girls maintained possession and controlled it.