Fluffed soccer save takes over YouTube sports charts

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A saved penalty kick that spun back into the goal dominated YouTube's most viewed sports videos for the week ending Wednesday, October 15. Playing for Moroccan domestic cup holders FAR Rabat, goalkeeper Khalid Askri saved a penalty shot which, moments later, couldn't resist the attraction of an unguarded net.

Ali Benaamar's shot turned out to be decisive for his team Maghreb Fez, who lost last the 2009 Coupe de Tröne final to FAR Rabat, as Maghreb won the penalty shootout 7-6 and progressed to the quaterfinals.

The video features four times in the week's Sports top ten, also placing in positions 12, 13 and 18. Had there been one version favored by viewers, rather than multiple copies, the event would have accumulated over 3 million views.

Maghreb Fez weren't the only team to win in the last moments of a game in this week's chart, as Serbia met Spain in the FIBA 2010 basketball World Championships quarter final and a high school American Football team pulled off a remarkable touchdown to take the match.

Notre Dame's wide receiver was lucky that officials didn't spot his own touchdown mistake, while Argentina's 4-1 demolition of 2010 World Cup winners Spain proved popular, and FC Kuban's goalkeeper strikes a clearance that ends up in just the right place.

1) Kingsburg High final play against San Luis (1,301,934 total views)
2) Notre Dame WR pulls a DeSean (740,027 total views)
3) Amazing keeper goal (958,487 total views)
4) Khalid Askri - funny penalty (670,227 total views)
5) ' Hottest goalie in the world' (492,478 total views)
6) Last Minute, Serbia vs Spain Milos Teodosic (450,959 total views)
7) The strangest penalty kick (409,058 total views)
8) A goalkeeper stopped a penalty... (384,372 total views)
9) Argentina vs Spain 4-1 - Goals & highlights (383,862 total views)
10) España Vs Argentina 1-4 Goals & highlights (375,675 total views)