Shakhtar Donetsk Under 19 Players Brilliantly Recreate Genius Messi-Suarez Penalty
Shakhtar Donetsk Under 19 players did their best impression of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez today when they combined expertly for the cheekiest of penalties.
Back in 2016, instead of striking the penalty himself, Messi passed the ball to Suarez in a 6-1 win over Celta Vigo so that the Uruguayan could score his hat-trick.
The play from the pair was inspired by originally creators Johan Cruyff and Jesper Olsen, but not something that can be easily replicated.
However, Shakhtar pair Mykhaylo Mudryk and Heorhii Sudakov mastered it today in the 2-2 draw with Atalanta in the UEFA Youth League.
Mudryk stood over the ball in the 25th minute but elected to nonchalantly roll the ball into the path of his teammate Sudakov, who finished with aplomb.
Robert Pires and Thierry Henry infamously got it horribly wrong against Manchester City many moons ago but here are two young Ukrainians showing how it's done.
The Youth League is the go-to competition for creative penalties, it seems. Chelsea youngster Marc Guehi took an incredible zero step, no run-up penalty in a shoot-out against Dinamo Zagreb.
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Chelsea and England defender Marc Guehi with a :zero: step run-up penalty :eyes:
It works! And Chelsea U19 are through to face Barca in the UEFA Youth League semi-final! pic.twitter.com/BWaJOczt62
The pressure was on but Guehi held his nerve and despite the goalkeeper guessing right, tucked his penalty away nicely to make it 3-1 on penalties.
Chelsea, who have dominated the Youth League tournament in recent years, went on to win and set up a semi-final with Barcelona.
The cheeky spot-kick was incredibly similar to the casual five-a-side penalty technique Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz conjured up in December.