Panenka, in serious condition

Antonín Panenka is admitted to the intensive care unit “in serious condition“As reported by the club of which he is Honorary President, the Bohemians Praha 1905. Through a statement on its website, the Czech entity speaks that his health has worsened and that he is connected to machines to maintain his vital signs.

Further, the Bohemians Praha clarifies that they cannot comment on their clinical situation at this time and asks fans and the media for respect. Later, the club explained on social media that Panenka suffers from coronavirus and is in intensive care.

Clubs such as Sparta Prague or the Czech national team have sent him messages of support through social networks. The 71-year-old ex-footballer went down in history for inventing the penalty kick style that to this day continues to bear his name. He did it for the first time in the final of the 1976 Eurocup, during the match between Czechoslovakia and West Germany.

Panenka shot the fifth and decisive penalty. If I checked it, they would be crowned as champions. Sepp Maier was under the sticks. At first, the German goalkeeper guessed his intentions and was going to launch on the right side. Then, the Czech legend changed his hitting to give his national team a historic victory..

“I had practiced it for two years before. I just realized that all the goalkeepers always jumped to one side or the other, so it would be nice to throw it down the middle.“, it declared in an occasion.