For a panenka penalty kick, instead of smashing or placing the ball into the corner on a penalty kick, the player fearlessly chips the ball into the net, usually right down the middle. Here’s how it’s done – watch how Zlatan Ibrahimovic calmly chips the ball into the back of the net. Look at how focused Ibrahimovic is before he strikes the ball.
From the Wikipedia entry for Antonin Paneka – who originated this gutsy type of penalty kick and whose name represents the kick:
And here’s Pirlo taking a penalty kick and pulling off a clever panenka and the oringinal Antonin Paneka showing you how it’s done:
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