Eric Bailly’s weird penalty miss in opposition to Egypt dumped Ivory Coast out of the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday evening – and followers could not get their head across the Manchester United defender’s run-up.
The Elephants didn’t advance to the quarter-finals of the competitors after being held to a 0-0 draw over 120 minutes by Mohamed Salah and Co, who then obtained the higher of them within the ensuing penalty shootout.
Bailly produced the one miss from 12 yards on the evening, along with his tame effort tipped onto the crossbar by Egypt goalkeeper Mohammed El Shenawy.
Eric Bailly’s weird penalty miss vs Egypt dumped Ivory Coast out of the Africa Cup of Nations
The 27-year-old, who stepped up third for Ivory Coast within the shootout, ran as much as take the spot-kick in unusual style; taking just one step earlier than showing to look away when placing the ball to Shenawy’s proper.
His effort was saved and Patrice Beaumelle’s males due to this fact crashed out of AFCON, leaving followers in disbelief that he tried the unorthodox run-up at such a vital second.
One took to Twitter and wrote: ‘A no-look penalty??? Bailly is an absolute sicko [sic].’
It was a devastating second for the Manchester United defender in motion for his nation
One other commented: ”Lmao been watching Bruno (Fernandes) an excessive amount of.’
One other quipped: ‘Who informed him this was objectives what on earth is that [sic].’
A fourth wrote: ‘Bailly is a mad man. Did he simply get his nation knocked out by attempting a no-look penalty? Man I’m in tears’.
Followers rapidly took to social media to specific their disbelief at Bailly’s try from 12 yards
Whereas one laughed: ‘Man became Jorginho, Bruno and (Roberto) Firmino with one penalty kick and nonetheless missed’.
Bailly travelled to AFCON within the midst of a irritating marketing campaign at United, the place he has solely made 4 Premier League appearances this season.
After knocking the United star and Ivory Coast out, Egypt will now face Morocco within the quarter-finals on Sunday.
Source: Each day Mail