5 Failed Panenka Penalties After Bernardo Silva’s Attempt Against Real Madrid

5 Failed Panenka Penalties After Bernardo Silva’s Attempt Against Real Madrid

Elijah Odetokun
April 18, 2024 at 12:32 PM
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  • Bernardo Silva missed his spot-kick for Manchester City against Real Madrid
  • The Portuguese star's Panenka attempt was easily collected by Andriy Lunin
  • Pep Guardiola's side were eliminated after losing 4-3 on penalties at the Etihad

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There is a thing about putting penalties through the middle, you are a genius when you put it in, but you look the contrary if the goalkeeper saves, particularly if it was in a crucial match.

This was Bernardo Silva last night for Manchester City after he kicked his penalty through the middle and it was easily collected by Real Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin.

Bernardo Silva, Andriy Lunin, Real Madrid, Manchester City, UEFA Champions League, Etihad Stadium.
Bernardo Silva's penalty was saved easily by Andriy Lunin. Photo by Simon Stacpoole.
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Sports Brief looks at some of the most ridiculous Panenka attempts.

Five ridiculous Panenka penalties

1. Sergio Aguero

The Argentina striker attempted a Panenka against Chelsea in a Premier League game in 2021. Goalkeeper Édouard Mendy easily collected it, and Aguero felt embarrassed. He apologised on social media after City lost 2-1. Fortunately, it did not cost them the title.

2. Conor Gallagher

The English midfielder returned from a successful loan at Crystal Palace and was part of Chelsea's pre-season tour of the United States. He attempted a ridiculous penalty that led the Blues to losing 5-3. Fortunately, his future was not decided by the poor attempt.

3. Ademola Lookman

Lookman was on loan at Fulham from RB Leipzig in 2020. He had the opportunity to earn the team a point against West Ham, but a bad Panenka attempt ruined it. Per Goal, Scott Parker expressed anger, and the Nigerian's loan was not made permanent at the end of the season.

4. Robert Pires

Pires attempted to pass a penalty to teammate Thierry Henry against Manchester City in 2005, but his foot missed the ball. The referee incorrectly awarded a freekick against Arsenal. Arsene Wenger let it go because the winger scored the only goal of the game.

5. Javier Hernandez

Hernandez denied himself a hat trick and cost the team victory when he attempted a ridiculous kick through the middle during LA Galaxy's 2-2 draw against Sporting Kansas City in 2022. He took full responsibility after the game.

Kepa's role in Madrid's PK win

Sports Brief reported on Kepa's role in Madrid's shootout win despite the on-loan Chelsea goalkeeper playing zero minutes over both legs of the encounter.

He was spotted briefing Lunin about City's takers while assistant manager and manager's son Davide Ancelotti confirmed he assisted in selecting Madrid's takers.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.