Uefa: Penalty shootout trial takes place in Euro Women's Under-17 semi-final European football's governing body, Uefa, is evaluating a new 'ABBA' penalty shootout system - rather than the traditional ABAB pattern, where one side always has the pressure of going second - to make them fairer. How does it work? As the current system stands, teams take turns in a shootout, with the choice of who goes first decided by a coin toss. For example, team A goes first, then team B, then team A again. The new system is called sees team A followed by team B - before team B goes again. Team A would then get two successive penalties, a little like the tie-break in tennis, and so on until there is a winner. A coin will still be tossed to decide who goes first. It is trialling its use at both men's and women's European Under-17s tournaments currently taking place. And it was at the women's competition - a semi-final between Germany and Norway on Thursday - that the chance to put it into use for the first time arose. The Germans are famed for their penalty-spot prowess after winning five shootouts at major finals - although unusually they missed their first three spot-kicks. Yet they were still able to beat Norway 3-2 to reach the final of the tournament in the Czech Republic.