Eric Bailly Misses Crucial Ivory Coast Penalty, Social Media Pokes Fun at Manchester United Player

Eric Bailly Misses Crucial Ivory Coast Penalty, Social Media Pokes Fun at Manchester United Player

  • Eric Bailly missed a penalty as Ivory Coast crashed out of AFCON against Egypt in the round of 16 game
  • Bailly attempted a hilarious penalty which was easily saved by Egypt's keeper Mohamed Abo Gabal
  • Fans poked fun at the player and Manchester United after Bailly missed a penalty against Egypt at AFCON 2021

Eric Bailly is trending on Twitter today for his hilarious missed penalty for Ivory Coast against Egypt in AFCON 2021.

Ivory Coast were knocked out of the competition after losing 5-4 to Egypt on penalties.

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Eric Bailly missed a penalty after trying an audacious no-look shot that left social media in stitches. Image: Ayman Aref
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Bailly's miss allowed Salah to step up and convert Egypt's final penalty to take them to the quarter-finals where they will meet Morocco, Goal.Com reported.

Bailly stepped up to take the third penalty and tried an audacious 'no-look' attempt which was saved by Egypt's Mohamed Abo Gabal, The Daily Mail confirmed.

The shocking penalty miss has set Twitter alight as fans poked fun at Bailly and Manchester United.

Sxo The'boy:

"How can you give a Man United player a penalty but you want to win..hai"


Full time 0-0. Extra time 0-0. Onto Penalty shoot out. Cameroonians: what if #TeamCotedIvoire wins? Eto’o: that’s where Eric Bailly comes in


"It's a man united thing. Rashford,Sancho and now Eric Bailly. Whatever you do,avoid them.. Badluck fc"


"Someone should tell Eric Bailly that the Jorginho style of penalty isn't for everyone!"

Ivory Coast vs Egypt: Salah fires the Pharaohs to AFCON 2021 quarter-finals after epic penalty shootout

Egypt are through to the quarter-finals of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. The Pharaohs sealed a place in the last eight of the continental tournament after they stunned Ivory Coast 5-4 in post-match penalties during an epic round of 16 clash played on Wednesday, January 26.

Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah was Egypt's match hero as he netted the decisive spot-kick that sent his side to the quarters, Sports Brief reported. The encounter played at Japoma Stadium in Douala had to be decided via the shootouts after both teams settled for a goalless draw after regulation time.

Both Ivory Coast and Egypt made comfortable progress through to the last 16 from their respective groups, with The Elephants topping Group E unbeaten, thanks to wins over Equatorial Guinea and Algeria.