Aritz Aduriz penalty: The Athletic Bilbao’s scored a penalty goal in a remarkable fashion to give the side a lead in the game.
Even at the age of 37, Aritz Aduriz knows how to draw headlines. The Athletic Bilbao forward scored a penalty goal in the most unique fashion to give his side the lead at the brink of halftime.
However, Oscar Plano scored an equalizer in the second half for Real Valladolid as Adruiz was denied being the hero of the night for Bilbao.
Aduriz has scored 170 goals in 379 games for Athletic Blbao across all competitions since signing for the club in 2012. The forward scored his first La Liga goal last night, and his fifth of the season.
This is how the penalty was taken.
Aritz Aduriz penalty:
Athletic Bilbao was awarded the penalty in the closing minutes of halftime, and the veteran forward stepped up to take the penalty.
The fact that Bilbao are facing a relegation battle did little to increase pressure on Aduriz, though, as he took the penalty in the most audacious of styles to give his side the lead in the game.
Aduriz took a one-step run, as he kept his non-kicking foot over the ball to pass it towards the net. The goalkeeper failed to save the penalty.
Here’s the video:
#AthleticRealValladolid menudo gol se sacó de la manga #aritzaduriz
increïble nos dejó a todos con la boca abierta en #Pucela @AthleticClub 1️⃣ @realvalladolid 1️⃣
.#Aduriz #AthleticClub #RealValladolid pic.twitter.com/fTfU77Mglm
— Elias Muñoz Corominas (@Elias_Muco) December 22, 2018
Here’s how the fans reacted to the goal:
Aritz Aduriz, take a bow 👏pic.twitter.com/pU2VfEGhfn
— Oddschecker (@Oddschecker) December 23, 2018
21 – Aritz Aduriz has scored 21 goals from the penalty spot in La Liga since his last Athletic’s signing, the most for a Spanish player in the Top 5 European Leagues since 2012/2013 season. Originality pic.twitter.com/XDnWC86kYP
— OptaJose (@OptaJose) December 22, 2018
Saw a tweet by @alibendertv on a penalty taken by aritz aduriz and had to check it out on youtube. Truely a fascinating penalty.Can only be done by a seasoned striker with so much confidence. Aduriz may not be flashy on the eye,but 1 of d best traditional number 9 i respect alot
— Uche Diwe (@diwe_uche) December 23, 2018
GIVE ARITZ ADURIZ THE BALLON D’OR RIGHT FUCKING NOW pic.twitter.com/sFOvpg1lPn
— Joe Baiamonte (@JoeBaia) December 22, 2018
I cant believe that Aritz Aduriz is still playing. Had him on football manager about a billion years ago I am sure
— Becky Taylor (@beckytLCFC) December 22, 2018
Two years waiting to post this tweet:
— Peña Athletic Club California (@AthleticClubCal) December 22, 2018
Aritz Aduriz penalty 👏👏 very cheeky but smart..only those who have participated in a 5-aside or 7-aside tournament will understand 😂😂
FIFA please give him Ballon d’Or.
— Joseph Shegu, HSC. (@jshegu) December 22, 2018
Garitano “Aritz Aduriz is a master in such situations. We still have to improve in creating scoring opportunities, and have the support of other players in this issue.” #athlive #AthleticRealValladolid #GoruntzBegira🦁💪
— Athletic Club (@Athletic_en) December 22, 2018