What a miss! Rony joins the penalty-kick Corridor of Disgrace

What a miss! Rony joins the penalty-kick Corridor of Disgrace

Whereas Bayern Munich beat UANL within the last of the FIFA Membership World Cup to wrap up a historic sextuple of trophies, it was the third-place playoff recreation that produced the undisputed second of the mini-tournament. And all of us love a comedy penalty miss!

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Brazilian facet Palmeiras confronted Al Ahly within the battle for bronze, with the Egyptian champions ultimately winning on penalties to earn themselves a place on the podium after the match finished goalless in normal time.

Indeed, the writing was probably on the wall for Palmeiras when their very first penalty of the evening, as Rony produced one of the silliest spot-kick misses we’ve witnessed in a good while.

The 25-year-old forward opted for a stuttering run-up in an attempt to unsettle Al Ahly goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy, but made a complete hash of his technique, bumbling his way toward the stationary ball before sending a tame shot almost directly into the waiting arms of El Shenawy.

Thankfully, despite becoming an instant viral sensation thanks to his bewildering bungle, Rony’s blushes were somewhat spared when the two sides conspired to miss four of the first five penalties, but Al-Ahly did eventually win 3-2 to claim third spot.

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Rony misses the first spot kick in shocking fashion as Palmeiras lose to Al Ahly on penalties at the Club World Cup.

In tribute to Rony and his dreadful spot kick, here is a fine selection of other, similarly strange, unusual and unsuccessful penalty techniques just to prove that he’s far from alone.

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With the Euro 2016 quarterfinal between Italy and Germany set to go to penalties, Antonio Conte subbed off centre-back Giorgio Chiellini and brought on Zaza for the final few minutes of extra time, hoping that an additional striker on the pitch would improve the Azzurri‘s chances in the shootout.

Sadly, Zaza was unable to repay his manager’s faith as he ballooned his penalty over the bar after approaching his penalty in much the same way Fred “Twinkletoes” Flintstone approaches a 7-10 split at the Bedrock Mega Bowl.

Nominative determinism prevailed as Giresunspor’s Brazilian midfielder Dodo dispatched his penalty in opposition to Fenerbahce within the Turkish Cup with all of the model and beauty of a flightless species that has been extinct for over 300 years.

Amir Sayoud

Proving that Al-Ahly aren’t any stranger to the mystifying penalty miss, right here is Sayoud in some way managing to seek out himself mendacity face down within the turf earlier than his comically wayward shot in opposition to Kima Aswan had gone out of play.

William Xavier

Botafogo ahead William unleashed this really unstoppable piledriver throughout a Copa Sudamericana second-round shootout in opposition to Brazilian rivals Fluminense in 2006.

To name it a “depressing dribble” of a penalty is to overemphasize the facility he acquired behind it by a number of orders of magnitude.

Robert Pires and Thierry Henry

Two of the best, most adept gamers of their technology team as much as produce a piece of sheer, utter idiocy.

Any excuse to observe this needlessly convoluted, overelaborate mess once more (and once more, and once more).

Alessandro Del Piero

Del Piero versus Brad Guzan. There can solely be one winner right here, certainly?

Sadly, the reply is a powerful sure — and he performs in purpose for Aston Villa.

Landon Donovan

When the 2009 MLS Cup last between LA Galaxy and Actual Salt Lake went to penalties, it is truthful to say that the previous — with seasoned vets like Landon Donovan and David Beckham on the pitch — fancied their possibilities.

Donovan stepped as much as take the Galaxy’s penultimate kick, and promptly went by his routine. A fast squat, a fair faster prayer provided as much as the penalty gods, just for “Mr MVP” to face up and awkwardly hump his shot straight over the bar like a person who had by no means kicked a football earlier than in his life.

Salt Lake would go on to win 5-Four leaving Donovan, the Galaxy, and the remainder of MLS in shock.

Peter Devine

All these years later and Devine’s hopeless effort in opposition to Whitley Bay in 1991 continues to be the excessive watermark on the subject of abhorrent penalty kicks.

The Lancaster Metropolis striker waddles as much as the ball, stumbles, however nonetheless assaults with all of the gusto of a beached jellyfish, sending his “shot” trundling roughly three toes off within the fallacious route completely.



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