When you want the ball to hug the net .. a “strange” goal from a penalty kick!


The match to determine the third place winner in the first edition of the “CONCACAF” Nations League between Honduras and Costa Rica witnessed exciting events that ended with a series of penalties, and a strange penalty kick.

And luck smiled on the Honduran team in a series of “lucky” penalty kicks (5-4), after they tied in the original time of the match with two goals each, especially in the third penalty kick, which Honduran striker Jorge Benguchi scored, and Costa Rica goalkeeper Lionel Moreira saved it with his foot, but The ball abt only to hug the net.

It is noteworthy that the United States national team was crowned champion of the first edition of the “CONCACAF” Nations League, at the expense of its Mexican counterpart, after defeating it (3-2) in the final match that brought them together last Monday as well.

On the other hand, that match witnessed the brilliance of Ethan Horvath, goalkeeper of the “Uncle Sam” team, who entered as a substitute after the injury of his colleague Zach Stephen.

Ethan Horvath saved his country from defeat in the deadly time, in the second minute, calculated instead of lost time for the original time of the match, when the result indicated a draw (2-2), by brilliantly blocking a ball with a missile that one of the Mexican players shot from inside the penalty area.

And then the 25-year-old goalkeeper saved a penalty kick at the fatal time as well, in the last minute of the second overtime period, to save his team from the equalizer, and thus resorting to “lucky” penalty kicks.


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