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A high school soccer game in California came to an end after 50 penalty kicks spread out over two days.

A San Diego Crawford player missed the 50th penalty of an amazing penalty marathon
A San Diego Crawford player missed the 50th penalty of an amazing penalty marathon

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On Tuesday, San Diego Crawford and Bishop's of La Jolla played out a CIF-San Diego Division IV playoff match that ended 3-3 in normal time.

Both teams then played 15 minutes of sudden death overtime without a goal, leading to the shootout.

That's when the real fun started. After going 21 rounds, the two teams went an incredible 29 more rounds before officials halted the game due to darkness.

The penalty kicks resumed the following day and Bishop's eventually won after Matt Harris scored the game-winner and Crawford missed the 50th penalty.

"I've never heard of anything going that far," Bishop's coach Malcolm Tovey told the Los Angeles Times. "It was a surreal experience. We had chances to win, they had chances to win."

Match-winner Harris added: "I think all of us were so nervous after every (penalty) kick. Any kick could have been the end. All of us were holding our breath."

The final penalty kick, missed by San Diego Crawford can be seen below.


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