Many believe that Hakan Calhanoglu got the ‘perfect’ penalty in the Coppa Italia final.

Hakan Calhanoglu scored one of the most satisfying penalty kicks seen this season. Inter MilanHistoric Coppa Italia Victory Juventus – And it really is a thing of beauty.

Ivan Perisic’s three-minute double in overtime helped Simone Inzaghi’s team lift their trophy for the first time since 2011.

However, the most memorable for the goal scored in Wednesday’s final was Karhanoglu’s ‘perfect’ spot kick. This is the definition of top bean. See it from a different angle.

Here’s how social media reacted to the impromptu kick:

One fan tweeted, “Kalhanoglu’s penalty kick is the best I’ve ever seen from quite a distance,” while another fan said, “Kalhanoglu the damn devil. That penalty was so good my heart raced.”

A third wrote, “Kalhanoglu played that penalty decisively. Not even two goalkeepers could have stopped it. That’s great. Vintage”.

It was a dramatic night at the Stadio Olimpico and Juve didn’t get off to a great start when Nicolo Barella scored in the sixth minute. In fact, Barella’s strike was the fastest Coppa Italia final goal since 2015.

Inter took a break with a 1-0 lead, but Massimiliano Allegri had something to say in the dressing room that would definitely spur the Turin-based team.

After full-back Alex Sandro equalized in the 50th minute, Doosan Vlahovic scored the 33rd goal of the season in all competitions to take the lead.

It looked like Juventus would continue to win the match, but that amazing Karhanoglu penalty made it 2-2 and Perisic’s two goals confirmed a big win for Inter, now two points behind leaders AC Milan in Serie A.

Inter’s Simone Inzagi was delighted with the victory. “I am very happy to share this trophy with the staff who help me prepare for three games a week every day,” he said in a post-match interview.

“We have played 16 rounds in our Champions League match against Liverpool and are the only team to beat Liverpool in 2022.

“We dropped a few points to give our best in that game, but we have no regrets.”

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