I can't understand how people say it was a good penalty.
A good penalty is not hit at average pace, at a height and distance to the side of the goalkeeper, where if he dives, he has a 50/50 chance of picking the right side and making a save.
The very least that should be done in this situation IMO is to belt the ball hard so the keeper has less time to react and hit it to one side toward the top of the goal.
We employ professional players who (should they be nominated as a penalty taker), should practice penalty taking at each training session until they have honed their skills and consistently place the ball into these .... hard to defend areas!
If a penalty is struck on target, high.....to one side and hard.........how often do you see a save??
Again IMO there is very little excuse for a professional footballer taking a penalty at any level for not hitting the ball hard and out of reach.
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