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Mere minutes after scoring the opener for the visitors, Kortney Hause gave away a penalty after handling in the area.
Martinez, full of confidence, pointed at Ronaldo and shouted "You take it!" at the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.
EMILIANO MARTINEZ BEGGING CRISTIANO TO TAKE THE PEN I AM DEAD pic.twitter.com/ruAla4RoZs— Matias Wodner (@matiwod) September 25, 2021
Emi Martinez was standing over Bruno while shouting at Ronaldo “you take the pen, you take the pen!”.— Couch Nish (@CouchNish) September 25, 2021
Bruno got pissed, decided not to do his standard pen, smacked it into space and Villa win.
1,000 IQ play, @emimartinezz1 👏🏻👏🏻 #MUNAVL
Absolutely love the fact that Emiliano Martinez always finds a way to bring his penalty shithousery into the mix, just like in Copa América against Colombia.— EiF (@EiFSoccer) September 25, 2021
Here, he’s seen gesturing towards CR7 to take it when Bruno had the ball in hand. Love it 😂 pic.twitter.com/qV1IHf45vc
But Ronaldo, despite boasting an incredible record from 12 yards for club and country, did not step up.
Instead, United's regular penalty taker Bruno Fernandes assumed duties and Martinez did his customary trash talking.
Fernandes surprised everyone by moving away from his usual technique - skying the ball over the bar and into the Stretford End.
After Fernandes missed the target for the first time in his career, Martinez proceeded to turn around and perform a humping dance right in front of the United supporters.
Emiliano. Martinez. That's the tweet. pic.twitter.com/471dzOupbX— Jasper (@McFcJasper) September 25, 2021
Martinez and Villa held on for a vital clean sheet and victory, but something tells us that Ronaldo will be taking the next penalty United are given.
Unreal performance from everyone.— Emi Martínez (@emimartinezz1) September 25, 2021
3 points, clean sheet - job done ✅
Increíble partido de todos.
Arco en 0 ✅ pic.twitter.com/Mp2mxBX6GW
Former Arsenal goalkeeper Martinez has developed quite the knack of being a massive s**thouse when it comes to penalties.
In the Copa America semi-final penalty shoot-out vs Colombia in July, Martinez got in Yerry Mina's head with his trash-talking.
"You're nervous, eh?" Martinez said.
"I can tell you're nervous. I know where you're going to shoot. Watch and see how I'm gonna eat you up."
Martinez's denial of Mina was one of three penalty saves that led to Argentina progressing to the final against Brazil, where they won 1-0 to lift the trophy.
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