Thrill of Penalty Shootouts in UEFA Euro

Breaking New Ground

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Rare in UEFA Euro finals, the 1976 Czechoslovakia vs. Germany clash in Belgrade marked history. The tie led to a groundbreaking penalty shootout, unveiling the legend of Antonin Panenka.

Panenka's Legacy

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Football icon Antonin Panenka revolutionized penalties with his daring technique, the 'Panenka.' Calm under pressure.

UEFA Euro 2020 Penalty Shootouts

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England's Wembley final against Italy: Early hope with Luke Shaw's goal, yet succumbing to pressure led to their downfall.

Southgate's Tactical Turn

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Gary Southgate's bold subs with Sancho and Rashford didn't avert England's mental lapse in the crucial shootout, costing dearly despite a strong start.

The Agonizing Nerves

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Rashford and Sancho's nerves showed in predictable shots against goalkeeper Donnarumma. Bukayo Saka's young shoulders bore the final, ending in heartbreaking defeat.

A Tale of Two Penalties

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Southgate's '96 miss haunted England. History repeated, raising questions on his psychological readiness in choosing shootout players.

Unpredictable Drama of the Future

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Reflecting on UEFA Euro shootouts, future finals hold anticipation. Will they match past excitement? The allure of penalties remains football's captivating essence.