Penalty from Fabinho and Panenka in the League Cup final: “Luis Díaz couldn’t believe it…”


The Brazilian midfielder had already warned that he would give Panenka a penalty if the chance presented itself.

Fabinho converted a penalty at Panenka in the English League Cup final, which the Reds won after a marathon penalty shootout against Chelsea, following a 0-0 draw in regular time and extra time.

However, during a press conference before the reception at Inter, counting for the second leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League, the Brazilian midfielder revealed that he had already told Luis Díaz that he would take such a penalty if the opportunity arose. arises, which the Colombian winger, ex-FC Porto, did not believe.

“Last day [à final da Taça da Liga], I tried a Panenka, but it was just me and Luis Díaz and no goalkeeper. I tried to shoot like that and I told him: “If we go to penalties tomorrow, I’ll shoot like that”. he didn’t believe me [risos], but when I went to get the ball, to take the penalty, I had in mind that I was going to shoot Panenka. It worked,” he began by saying.

“When you take a penalty like that, you have to be aware that, if you miss, you might not be able to go to the locker room, because everyone is going to kill you! But in my head, it was this:” I’ll take it like that,” concluded Fabinho.

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