There are a myriad of ways to kick a penalty kick.
Everything from a classic right-left feint over Panenkaen to the Cruyff-Olsen variant from the beginning of the 1980s.
And then there are the more lazy that the aritz Aduriz gave Saturday night for Athletic Club in the Spanish league against Valladolid.
The 37-year-old striker whose career seems to be approaching an end, was set to kick at home - with the option to bring the basques in front 1-0.
He placed the ball on the spot, took the run...or, no he did not. Aduriz was standing at the ball with the left leg, brought it right back and kicked so quickly. Moreover, the placed and no chance for Jordi Masip in the guests ' goal.
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throughout the 2. half he looked like a winner, when the club maintained the slender lead. Right until 92. minute, where the ball of smoke forward and the back of the box, before Oscar Plano got knocked it in for 1-1.
And thus, yet another disappointment for the basques, who are experiencing a fesen season in the bottom of the La Primera Division.
the Athletic Club are, together with Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, one never to be rooted out of Spain.