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Panenka (plural Panenkas)
- (soccer) A softly-struck chipped penalty kick into the middle of the goal.
2010, Laurent Dubois, Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France:
- Amazingly, in the most important football competition in the world, he had scored a penalty kick in the most risky and theatrical way possible, with what is called a panenka, after Antonín Panenka, a Czech footballer who in 1976 scored a vital penalty kick by chipping the all over the goalkeeper into the center of the net.
2015, Ben Lyttleton, Twelve Yards: The Art and Psychology of the Perfect Penalty Kick:
- Up stepped Pirlo, who coolly took a Panenka as Hart dived to his right.
2015, Adam Hurrey, Football Clichés: Decoding the Oddball Phrases, Colorful Gestures, and Unwritten Rules of Soccer Across the Pond:
- Best used for penalties that are scored in a tidy, unfussy manner – no impudent Panenkas or short runups welcome here, thanks.