This essay formalizes the simultaneous problem the goalkeeper and the striker face at the time of a penalty kick. The likelihood of a goal/save depends on the striker’s shoot direction, intensity, and precision. We model those characteristics as functions of the agent’s decisions: they can either ”wait and see” the opponents move, or instead to ”precommit” to a particular action. For a restrictive group of players, we calibrate the probability of a goal based on their individual characteristics, and we are able to determine their optimal strategy at the time of the penalty kick. We compare those predictions with the data and conclude that those player’s behavior is well captured by our model.