Rayo Vallecano attempted to recreate the famous ‘penalty pass’ in their La Liga clash against Girona on Saturday, but they messed up. Big time.
So what happened? Well, after going 2-1 up thanks to goals from Isi Palazon and Oscar Trejo, the two goalscorers had something unusual planned when Vallecano were awarded a spot-kick.
Trejo, who looked confident from 12 yards, actually missed his first penalty attempt with a tame effort. But the Argentine forward was handed a lifeline after the referee noticed some encroachment from the opposition.
The 34-year-old then decided to switch things up by getting teammate Palazon involved. What happened next will go down in the history books… for all the wrong reasons.
¡Desaprovechó el @RayoVallecano la oportunidad de hacer el tercero en este penalti!#RayoGirona | #LaLigaSantander#LaLigaHighlights pic.twitter.com/yqW86VPMzL
— LaLiga (@LaLiga) March 18, 2023
As you can see from the footage above, Trejo passed the ball to his teammate with the top of his foot but Palazon completely fluffed his effort, leaving the pair red faced.
And to add insult to injury, Girona managed to grab a point in the game after Viktor Tsyhankov equalised in the 52nd minute with his second goal of the game.
Down the years, this penalty routine has enjoyed mixed success. Back in 2005, Arsenal winger Robert Pires tried to be creative and roll the ball to his teammate Thierry Henry.
But the execution was way off, with Pires completely missing the ball in the clash against Manchester City.
🗓 On this day in 2005 Thierry Henry and Robert Pires famously fluffed their lines when awarded a penalty against Man City.
We’ve put together the five worst penalties in Premier League history 🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/KycKCuRMTj
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 22, 2019
On the other hand, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez pulled off the routine perfectly in their 6-1 route of Celta Vigo. See, this is how it’s done, Isi and Oscar.
#OnThisDay 🔙 in 2016…
🥅 @LuisSuarez9 and #Messi came up with a legendary way to score a penalty! ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/RDrhxSGecC
— LaLiga English (@LaLigaEN) February 15, 2020
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