In the last minute of the first half to face Manchester City and Chelsea in the English Premier League, Argentine striker Sergio Aguero missed a penalty kick in a strange, strange way.
The Argentine international, who is the historical goal scorer for “Citizens” and specializes in the team in the implementation of penalty kicks, hit the ball in the manner of “Panenka”, but the Senegalese goalkeeper Eduardo Mendy did not choose a corner and jumped towards it, but remained standing and picked up the ball.
The fans of the heavenly team launched a harsh attack on the player who leaves the team next summer, and described the way in which he paid as the worst in the history of the club, which cost the team a second loss in days in front of the “Blues” his opponent in the Champions League final at the end of this month.
Because of the attack, Aguero resorted to his Twitter account in advance of his apology “to my colleagues, the coaching staff and the fans for wasting the penalty kick. It was a bad decision and I bear full responsibility.”
Statistics indicate that Man City is the team in the Premier League the most missed penalty kicks this season, and it became the first team to miss 4 or more penalty kicks in two consecutive seasons in the Premier League since Tottenham Hotspur 1993-1994 and 1994-1995.
Manchester City coach Josep Guardiola appeared angry at the way Aguero hit the penalty kick, especially since the result – the time Aguero wasted the kick – was indicative of Manchester’s progress with a clean goal.
He said – after the match – that “at this level and in such matches, you have to score the penalty kick and settle matters. He decided to take it this way (Panenka) and unfortunately he did not succeed in scoring it. We were all angry, me, the team and Sergio, I wanted him to score the kick, This is his decision, he paid, not me. “