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PENALTIES ARE PRETTY straightforward things. You put the ball down on a spot 12 yards from goal, run up, strike it and try to beat the goalkeeper.
But there’s something strangely satisfying about watching a respected professional make a complete mickey of a spotter — think David Beckham, John Terry, Charlie Adam, Sergio Ramos.
Now add Neymar to the list. Given a chance to put Santos one up in the first leg of their Recopa Sudamericana final against Universidad de Chile, the Brazilian decided that it was time to show off his elaborate run-up.
It wasn’t. It really, really wasn’t.