Catania invent new way to distract the goalkeeper (and scar him for life)By: Francesco | November 17th, 2008
Funny and odd thing happened in this weekend’s game between Catania and Torino. Catania had a free kick from about 25 yards out and Catania attacking midfielder Giuseppe Mascara lined up to take it. Everything looked routine, Torino goalkeeper Matteo Sereni set up his wall, and then something very strange occurred. Four Catania players moved themselves behind the Torino wall, forming their own wall of sorts, and Catania striker Gianvito Plasmati bent over, and pulled down his shorts, exposing himself to the Torino goalkeeper. As this was going on, Mascara took the free kick and scored. Could Plasmati’s little ’striptease’ have thrown off Sereni enough to distract him and prevent him from making the save? Videos after the jump.
Watch as the four Catania players drift off and form their own wall and distract Sereni.