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First Use Of New Penalty Shootout System Sees Incredible Drama

First Use Of New Penalty Shootout System Sees Incredible Drama
By PJ Browne Updated

A new penalty shootout system which is being trialled at both the men's and women's U17 European Championships was used for the first time on Thursday.

After the women's semi-final between Germany and Norway finished 1-1, the game went to spot kicks.

The new system sees teams take penalties in an ABBA format rather than the traditional ABAB. It's something similar rotation of serves in a tennis tie-breaker.

Studies have suggested that team taking the first penalty in a traditional shootout have a 60% chance of winning. The new system intends to take away that advantage.

You can watch Thursday night's shootout, which was broadcast on Eurosport, below. We won't spoil it by telling you who won. Though, there certainly was drama involved.


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