Veteran striker Aritz Aduriz’s penalty against Real Valladolid on Sunday in La Liga definitely got plenty of people talking afterwards
It’s been a dreadful season for Bilbao with just two wins from their 17 league matches leaving them 17th in the standings.
But 37-year-old Aduriz gave the home supporters at the San Mames something to cheer about by cooly tucking away a penalty in bold fashion.
All the Spaniard did was take the one step and then kicked the ball into the corner of the goal to hand Bilbao the lead at half-time.
“Aduriz’s penalty is something unprecedented, I have never seen anything like it in all my years in football,” said ex-Bilbao defender Andoni Goikoetxea on Onda Cero.
Actually, Aduriz is somewhat of an expert in the art of penalties after scoring 21 penalties in La Liga since returning to Bilbao in 2012.
This makes him the highest scoring Spanish player for penalties in the Top 5 European Leagues over the past seven seasons.
Sadly though, Oscar Plano’s equaliser for Valladolid prevented Bilbao from getting all three points on Saturday night.
Aritz Aduriz, take a bow 👏pic.twitter.com/pU2VfEGhfn
— Oddschecker (@Oddschecker) December 23, 2018