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23rd Dec 2018

Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz scores ridiculous one-step run up penalty in La Liga

Wil Jones

What is the balliest way to take a penalty?

Straight down the middle? A Penenka?

Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz has displayed another entry on that list: the one-step run-up.

Aduriz gave his side the lead by breaking the deadlock in their La Liga clash will Real Valladolid on Saturday. The 37-year-old veteran did not mess about, simply taking one step behind him, before slotting the ball past Valladolid keeper Jordi Masip, and into the right-hand corner

On social media, the penalty has been compared to something you’d do down your local 5-a-side pitches.

It was the second penalty Aurizhas scored since new manager Gaizka Garitano took over at the start of December.

Things did not end well for his team though – Oscar Plano equalised for Valladolid in the 92nd minuted, and the game finished 1-1.