Why do so many players choose to shoot low penalty kicks? High penalty kicks are so much harder for the keeper to save, and in many cases practically unsaveable because of the way a keeper naturally dives low to one side. Today the best penalties were again the high ones, with Luiz and Lampard's pens being almost certain goals despite Lampard's being struck almost in the middle of the goal. Why go for a low kick when it means you have to hit it almost into the corner if the keeper dives the right way, when a higher struck kick almost guarantees a goal. I get that it's probably a little bit harder and you look like a right tosser if you miss a high penalty like Ramos in the semi-final or Adam for Liverpool, but surely if you are a professional footballer you should be able to place the ball close to the bar from the penalty spot?