Shoot for the Heavens

by Nigel Assam

This penalty taken by Jonathan Soriano of Red Bull Salzburg F.C. is an early contender for worst penalty of the 2012–13 European soccer season, which is still young. Losing 2–0 to Rapid Vienna in the Austrian Bundesliga (the country’s premier league), Soriano stepped forward to take a penalty that went high up into the heavens. Listen for the commentator’s mention of the NFL, insinuating that perhaps it’s where the forward should be playing.

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