Scoring from 12 yards isn't always as easy as people make out. It's a high-pressure scenario and a lottery in a sense.
So it's perfectly normal for a player to see their effort saved if the goalkeeper guesses right, or even crash against the woodwork. Even the titans of world football, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, have been guilty of it from time to time.
But as far as penalty misses go, it's fair to say that Giresunspor player Dodo produced the worst ever spot-kick in football history.
He's become a viral sensation for all the wrong reasons, while the howler of a penalty has also led many to believe he was match fixing.
With a name like Dodo i'm nae surprised his penalty was shite https://t.co/mxxC9CR90s
- . (@Cameron83_) January 31, 2018
Zaza: Im the best penalty taker
Dodo: hold my beer
- fenerlihc25 :trophy::trophy: (@25_hasancem1907) January 31, 2018
This is the best penalty I have seen in my entire life: long live Dodo! https://t.co/WOjMbhLljT
- Ed Thompson (@edthompsn) January 31, 2018
The miss in the 53rd minute proved decisive, as Fenerbahce went on to win 2-1 - with a successfully converted 94th minute penalty from Fernandão giving the Turkish Super Lig giants a last-gasp win.
As for Dodo, despite being a striker, he has failed to score a single goal in 19 appearances. The shambles of a penalty offers an insight as to why he's having such difficulty in front of goal.
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