Video: The Panenka Fail & Success: Loco Abreu Has A Crazy Five Minutes (Botafogo-Fluminense)

A "crazy" 5 minutes for El Loco.

Ever since Antonio Panenka scored his famous penalty against Germany in the 1976 European Championships final, there have been many imitators, but of all the players performing today, no one does the "Panenka" penalty better than veteran Uruguayan striker Sebastian "El Loco" Abreu.

Most famously, "El Loco" Abreu pulled out his chipped penalty in the 2010 World Cup quarter-final win over Ghana - see here.

Last night, Abreu and his team mates saw Botafogo to a dramatic 3-2 win over local rivals Fluminense in the Rio state championship, the Carioca.

Botafogo were 2-1 down at the break and six minutes into the second half they were awarded a penalty. Abreu stepped up and was made to look rather silly when former Liverpool keeper Diego Cavalieri simply stood still and caught the ball.

Just five minutes later, Botafogo won another penalty and it should come as no surprise that Abreu, neither shirked his responsibility as penalty taker, but also pulled out another "Panenka" this time into the right hand corner of the goal as Cavalieri dived the other way.

Loco Abreu's Panenka Fail is on the video below, his Panenka success v Fluminense can be seen here.

Related video link: Highlights of Fluminense 2 - Botafogo 3.



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