No less than four spot kicks were awarded in the first 45 minutes, with one player receiving three of them for his team.
No less than four penalties were awarded in the first half of the Red Bull Salzburg Champions League group stage draw against Sevilla on Tuesday, setting an exciting new start for the clubs.
Both sides put the brakes on a 1-1 draw, as Ivan Rockett’s spot-kick pulled Sevilla back into the game after Luka Civic’s penalty attempt.
But there were plenty of chances to get the score sheet in the first 45 minutes, especially when Salzburg mistakenly shot him from 12 yards out. The Austrian team will feel that they can perform better than a 1-1 draw.
A new record.
It took just 12 minutes for referee Alexei Kalbakov, who spent the afternoon in Andalusia to mark the first penalty of the game.
The entrepreneur was brought down in the box by Diego Carlos, who received a yellow card for his troubles.
It was a sign that things were coming in more than one way, as the 19-year-old kicked himself and dragged him to the top of Bono’s right arm.
Just a few minutes later, Salzburg was given another chance when the entrepreneur was reinstated, this time by Jes نs Nawas, and Civic Sevilla’s goalkeeper.
But when Bono fooled the young man in less than half an hour to earn a third penalty on his behalf, the Croatians hit the post – and the Rockets buried the next kick and a comfortable one. He was punished for taking the Seville level.
There have been at least four penalties in the first half of a single Champions League match since 2003-04, while Adimi also set a record for penalties from the same player after failing on all three of his team’s attempts. Was
He is now just one short of Arjen Robben’s all-time season record of penalty wins, with the Dutchman scoring four for Bayern Munich during the 2013-14 campaign.