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Dirty Tackle

Marek Hamsik converts penalty, runs downstairs, misses retake

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

Tuesday's match between Napoli and Juventus proved to be one of the best of the Serie A season thus far. Even if Juve didn't score twice in the final 20 minutes to come back from 3-1 down, the sequence of events in the 15th minute were more than enough entertainment for one evening.

After Andrea Pirlo tripped up Ezequiel Lavezzi just inside the box, Marek Hamsik converted the penalty for Napoli by blasting a low shot past Gigi Buffon's outstretched hand. Hamsik then decided to celebrate by running (and almost falling) down a set of stairs behind the goal. Once he emerged even more pleased with himself than when we last saw him, he put his hands through his EXTREME hair and...realized that he had to retake the penalty because there were about 17 guys in the box before he took his previous shot.

Suddenly way more subdued than half a second before, Hamsik went back to the spot and blasted his second attempt over the crossbar (which the commentator found hilarious). Unfortunately for him, that one counted. And as much as he probably wanted to, he did not go back down the stairs and disappear forever.

Just eight minutes later he did head in the first goal of the game, though. He also kept his celebration at pitch level.

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