Éric Bauthéac in action for Brisbane Roar.

Eric Bautheac scored a unique 'Panenka' for Brisbane Roar vs Adelaide United

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Brisbane Roar have been in the news a lot this week.

The A-league side appointed Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler as manager on Monday.

The 44-year-old conveyed his excitement over being given his first managerial job.

"For me it's a massive, massive opportunity," he said, per the BBC.

"I've worked hard getting my job. I wanted people to take me serious. That's why I went down the route of doing all the badges.

"I've been wanting to do this for a long time. It hasn't really materialised, for whatever reason.

"But I think I've shown people how passionate and how committed I am by coming over here, and by doing every badge that's needed."

Fowler was in attendance as his side played out their final league game of the 2018/19 season.

Brisbane Roar and Adelaide United would play out a 5-3 thriller; with the away side taking all three points.

Éric Bauthéac scored a unique penalty against Adelaide

Their 5-3 loss featured one of the strangest 'Panenka' penalties seen in football.

Chipping the ball down the middle has become a trend in recent times, with Sergio Ramos partly responsible for making the 'Panenka' popular.

Brisbane were given a penalty half-way through the second half and had the opportunity to go 3-2 up.

And Éric Bauthéac managed just that; but in unique fashion.

Robbie Fowler watched on as his side lost 5-3 in their last game of the season

The Frenchman's 'Panenka' effort trickled along the floor at a slow pace.

The ball trickled past Paul Izzo and into the net.

But did Bautheac mean it? Or was it pure brilliance? Make up your mind by watching the video below:

The way Bautheac reacted immediately after he struck the ball hints that he didn't intend to hit it in that manner.

Regardless, the ball still went in the net and he will not complain with the final result.

Unfortunately for Brisbane, they weren't able to hold on to their lead and conceded three more times.

That loss meant Brisbane finished second last in the A-league and will be looking to improve next campaign with Fowler at the helm.

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