Panenka, in serious condition

The mythical Czech footballer, as reported by Bohemians Praha 1905, was transferred to the intensive care unit this Wednesday.


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

In addition, 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 like 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 that still bears his name today. He did it for the first time in the 1976 Euro Cup final, during the match between Czechoslovakia and West Germany.

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

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