Russian footballer scores incredible ‘somersault’ penalty (VIDEO)

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    Footballer Norik Avdalyan literally took penalty-taking to new heights at the weekend by scoring a stunning somersault spot-kick in the Russian National Student League.

    Avdalyan, who plays for the National Research Technical University in Kazan, netted the incredible penalty in the 55th minute with his team 1-0 up against rivals from Cheboksary.

    The 22-year-old showed off some stunning acrobatic skills, taking a short run-up before firing a right-footed strike into the top corner, using his momentum to sweep into a spectacular somersault.

    The number 7 wheeled away with his arms raised in celebration, followed by several teammates – although others looked on casually, suggesting it’s not the first time they’ve seen Avdalyan’s acrobatics.   

    The midfielder, who is also reportedly part of the youth set-up at Russian Premier League team Rubin Kazan, was on the scoresheet again 10 minutes later as his team romped to a 4-0 win to move them up to third in the Russian National Student League – First Group.

    View the original article: https://www.rt.com/sport/440651-russian-footballer-somersault-penalty/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

    Footage of the penalty has gone viral, with even the Russian National Team account tweeting: “Have you ever seen a penalty like this?!!!”

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