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20/06/1976 Panenka scores the most famous penalty shot in history

Antonín Panenka is a Czech former professional footballer. In the final against West Germany, he stepped up under immense pressure to take the fifth Czechoslovakian penalty, winning the match. German goalkeeper, Sepp Maier, dived left as Panenka chipped the ball straight into the middle of the net. The sheer cheek of the goal led a watching French journalist to dub Panenka "a poet".


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  • UEFA Euro 1976 Final 

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