So, the final ends in a draw... even after extra time and it's onto the nail biting penalty shoot-out which is not for the feint hearted and certainly not good for the chosen penalty kicker! The best player to be in this situation is either the goalkeeper who can be the hero or be the player not taking one at all!!
The latest victims of that sinking feeling of loosing a shoot out were Chelsea against Manchester United in the Champions League Final in Moscow. Ouch, that hurt John Terry (pictured distraught right) when he missed that crucial kick.... Fabulous way to end a game with high drama but so so cruel for the loosing team and such jubilation for the winners... Unfortunately there has to be a winner on the day so this is an option....?!
Here are a few famous players who have missed crucial spot kicks....
1. Roberto Baggio, Italy v Brazil - 1994 World Cup Final
The first World Cup Final to end in penalty shoot-out ended in sadness for Baggio, one of the players of the tournament as he blasted over the bar from 12 yards and the World Cup ended as it had begun: singer Diana Ross opened proceedings with a spot-kick that would have missed the goal on the next pitch.
2. David Beckham, England v Portgual - Euro 2004 quarter-finals
England's newest centurion is not unfamiliar with the sensation of missing from the white spot. In fact he missed three in a row: against Turkey (he fell over); against France (Fabien Barthez made the save); against Portugal when he sent it high and wide in the first kick of a losing shoot-out.
3. Martin Palermo, Argentina v Colombia - Copa America 1999
Spare a thought for poor Martin Palermo. The Argentine didn't just miss a penalty when playing for his country, he missed three as his team lost 3-0.
4. Brian McClair, Manchester United v Arsenal-FA Cup 5th round 88
McClair had a chance to bring United back level with a last minute spot-kick. Not only did the Scot have the ignominy of missing as his side lost 2-1 but he also had Nigel Winterburn in his ear all the way back to the half-way line.
5. Fehed Nicass, Dynamo Kiev
The identity of this individual, his team and the opponents are all uncertain, but he certainly knew how to fluff a penalty in style.
Is there anyone you would like to add to our list?
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