Argentina's win over the Netherlands Wednesday night in Sao Paulo apparently didn't just come down to the luck of the spot-kick. Goalkeeper Sergio Romero was reportedly able to guess correctly for two of Holland's penalty kicks in the 4-2 shootout win after suspiciously pulling out what looked like crib notes from his shorts before each of his opponent's kicks.
The pieces of paper Romero pulled from his own nether regions between each penalty kick reportedly had data on his opponent's scoring tendencies and helped the goalkeep make saves against Holland's Aston Villa's Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder for the victory, according to the Daily Mail.
The 27-year-old put the notes back down his shorts as he prepared to guess the correct direction of his opponent's kicks in each showdown.
Romero's helpful cheat sheet paid off and put Argentina into their first World Cup final in 24 years with a 4-2 shootout win.
And Romero didn't even have to study.