Juventus and Napoli’s one-on-one shootout

Ollie Irish

16th, May 2007


The clip features an unusual ‘penalty’ shootout from the Birra Moretti Cup – an invitational Italian pre-season tournament comprising three teams playing 45 minute matches against each other. Draws are settled using this one-on-one shootout, with players allowed to run with the ball and goalkeepers allowed off their line to close the attacker down. Here is the shootout from Juventus’ match against Napoli at the start of this season.

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  1. pablo says:

    crappy players

  2. xorg says:

    Seems like the goalkeeper has the advantage, whereas with penalties the striker has the advantage.

  3. Lew says:

    They used this to settle all draws in MLS years ago. Those crazy yanks.

  4. Matt says:

    MLS = way ahead of its time.

  5. MannyJello says:

    actually, if you really went to go old school, the North American Soccer League (NASL) used to do this back in the 1970’s.

  6. Austin says:

    If this ever became the norm (and it probably won’t), it presents some interesting strategy questions. Would it be better for a club to put their keeper out there? Or would you replace the keeper with your best one-on-one defender?