Watch: 22-year-old Russian footballer scores astonishing backflip penalty

first_imgRussian footballer Norik Avdalyan scored an astonishing penalty goal during Russia’s National Student League as Rubin Kazan registered a 4-0 victory over Cheboksary.The 22-year-old Avdalyan, who joined FC Rubin Kazan in the summer, went for an acrobatic penalty to leave the goalkeeper of Cheboksary absolutely stunned. As the ball found the back of the net, Avdalyan ran off to celebrate while the goalkeeper stood rooted.Avdalyan stood normally as the goalkeeper and the referee got ready for the penalty. But as soon as the whistle was blown, Avdalyan took a few steps ahead as if he was taking a regular penalty but instead performed a backward somersault to score.Avdalyan incredible skill sent the social media into tizzy as people attempted to name the penalty.We have the Panenka and Ezequinha penalty.How do we call this astonishing backflip penalty?#penalty #kazan #football #soccer #strafschop #Fussball @TomHall #500pxrtg pic.twitter.com/CmHXQnrGIFBuitengebieden (@buitengebieden) October 8, 2018However astonishing this penalty might seem to be, this is not the first time that Avdalyan has scored such a goal.Last year for Team NSFL, Avdalyan has scored almost an identical penalty and with this goal for Rubin Kazan, he proved that his last year’s goal was also not a fluke.FC Rubin Kazan took to Twitter to post a video of their viral star, showing his backflip penalty on the training ground as well.Rubin-2 player Norik Avdalyan and his amazing backflip penalty on Rubin TVpic.twitter.com/HFxSLNjNOaFC Rubin Kazan (@fcrk_en) October 8, 2018A Twitter handle ‘@MyClubFansNG’ shared the video of the penalty and took a potshot at Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez. Mahrez had skied a penalty kick against Liverpool at the dying moments of a tied match in the Premier League last weekend.advertisementIMAGE OF THE WEEKYo Mahrez! This is how to score a penalty kick.Ruben Kazhan youngster Norik Avdalyan stunned the opposing goalkeeper by scoring a ‘backflip penalty’ during his side’s Under 21 clash at the weekend.#MondayMotivation #LIVMCI pic.twitter.com/TXesLEFC9lMyClubFans (@MyClubFansNG) October 8, 2018Other people on social media were simply in awe of the brilliant penalty and requested others to watch the incredibly talented penalty-taker.I feel like this is the football version of 360 no scoping for the game winning killcam https://t.co/po84D4Zpz1Josef (@JoeGurhan) October 8, 2018This is worth a look I promise ‘WATCH: Penalty taken with backflip!’https://t.co/OhErcePmhgnick corn (@rojems) October 8, 2018One-legged backflips: Not that difficultKicking a soccer ball accurately during a one-legged backflip: I don’t understand how you can do thathttps://t.co/5OH8ob1GuZJimmy ?????? (@itsjimmyw) October 8, 2018last_img read more