19. Zaza’s Penalty
Penalty shootouts are one of the most exciting events in soccer. The tension is always palpable because the game comes down to who can keep score with the utmost accuracy. Italy played Germany in the quarterfinals of Euro 2016. The game ended 1-1 after extra time, so the two teams headed into a straight shootout to declare a winner. Simone Zaza was the second Italian to step forward and attempt a kick.
Most people will either smash the ball in one direction or time their run so that the goalkeeper moves before they shoot. However, Simone took a different approach. He proceeded to march towards the ball like an Irish tap-dancer before blazing it into the sky. Honestly, we’re not sure if it has landed yet, but he should probably apologize to the Martians whose windows he broke.