Penalty shootouts can be a very exciting and thrilling way to find a winner of a match, but sometimes that excitement can be replaced with anxiety, more so when the penalty decision drags out pass the usual 5 first takers.
Here are 5 of the longest penalty shootouts in football history.
Brockenhurst vs Andover Town
After the game ended in 0-0 it took 30 penalty takers before the winner was found. Andover Town missed the 30th penalty kick of the game and Brockenhurst won 15-14 on penalty kicks.
Liverpool vs Middlesbrough
The game ended in a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes and 2-2 draw after the extra time was played in this Capital One Cup game, so the only way to decide the winner was by having a penalty shootout. 30 penalties were taken before we had a winner, even the goalkeepers of both teams were asked to take a penalty and both converted. It was Albert Adomah from Middlesbrough that missed the 30th penalty giving Liverpool the 14-13 win and advancing to the fourth round of the Capital One Cup.
England U21 vs Holland U21The game finished in a 1-1 draw after extra time. The only way to determine who would make it to the 2007 U21 UEFA Championship final was by going into a penalty shootout. 32 penalties were taken and in the end a miss by Anton Ferdinand of England was all the Dutch needed to get a ticket to the final.
Olympiakos vs AEK
At the end of extra time the scoreline was 4-4 in the 2009-09 Greek Cup final. The only way to find a winner was by going into penalty kicks. Olympiakos won the cup after 34 penalty kicks were taken with a final result of 15-14. What a marathon.