At least four kicks were given in the first 45 minutes, of which one player earned three of them for his team
At least four penalties were drawn in the first half of Red Bull Salzburg’s group stage draw against Sevilla in the Champions League on Tuesday, setting a strange new first set for the clubs – as well as for Salzburg prodigy Karim Adeyemi.
The two sides drew 1-1 as Ivan Rakitic’s header dragged Sevilla back into the game after Luka Sucic’s own penalty attempt.
But there were plenty of other chances to get on the scoresheet in the first 45 minutes, with Salzburg in particular picking up their volatile shooting from 12 yards out. The Austrian team will feel they could have done better than a final 1-1 draw.
A new record
Referee Aleksey Kulbakov, who had been in Andalusia all afternoon, took just 12 minutes to mark the first penalty of the match.
Adeyemi was caught in the box by Diego Carlos, who received a yellow card for his problems.
It was a sign of things happening in more ways than one, while the 19-year-old himself took the kick and dragged it off Bono’s right post.
Just a handful of minutes later, Salzburg got another chance when Adeyemi was transferred again, this time by Jesus Navas, and Sucic was able to turn past the Sevilla goalkeeper.
But when Bono fouled the youngster to earn him and his team their third penalty in less than half an hour, the Croatian hit the post – and Rakitic punished them by burying his subsequent kick and a lighted Sevilla level. bring.
Not since at least 2003-04 have four penalties occurred in the first half of a single Champions League match, while Adeyemi also set the record for penalties earned by a single player after scoring for all three of his team’s efforts has been violated.
He is now only short of Arjen Robben’s all-season record for penalty goals, and the Dutchman earned four for Bayern Munich during the 2013-14 campaign.