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Paul Pogba has the best penalty run-up in the world

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Paul Pogba has many talents - he's a gifted player, one of the best in the world at age 21, a former-Manchester United starlet who stared down Sir Alex Ferguson and won, and now, owner of the world's best penalty run-up.

Juventus and Napoli went head-to-head in the Italian Super Cup, held in Qatar, on Monday night and after a 2-2 draw the match headed for penalties.

Pogba stepped for his spot-kick and proceeded to tip-toe forward in one of the more unusual run-ups you'll ever see.

We're reliably informed he's done this before, and if that's the case, brilliant. Whether it's a Panenka or a tippy-tap run-up, we're all for a bit of variety in the penalty shoot-out.

Of course, he scored. But unfortunately for Juve they still lost 6-5 on penalties. Napoli keeper Rafael was the hero, stopping Simone Padoin's effort to take the victory and the trophy.

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Carlos Tevez had opened the scoring for Juventus but his Argentine international teammate Gonzalo Higuain levelled up.

Tevez then struck again and had appeared to have given Juventus the win, only for Higuain to peg them back once more.

Effectively the Italian Community Shield, it's usually held at the start of the season but was moved after Napoli were forced into the Champions League play-off against La Liga opponents Athletic Bilbao in early August.

Napoli, managed by former-Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez, eventually went out to the Spaniards.

You can watch the Pogba penalty video below...

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