Argentine Footballer Has Horrific Penalty Saved After The Longest Run-Up Ever
The incident took place during Atletico Atlanta's Copa Argentina first-round clash with Villa San Carlos, which went to a penalty shootout.
Both sides played to a 0-0 draw and were 3-3 in the shootout, with every penalty being scored to that point.
Step up Gonzalo Coronel. The youngster was making his debut for the club and spent five seconds making his run-up.
What followed was a long stride, baby steps and even a Bruno Fernandes-esque hop, in an attempt to fool Rodrigo Benitez.
He wasn't fooled and barely had to dive to make a save.
San Carlos would go on to win the shootout 4-3 and huge amounts of criticism came Coronel's way.
Fans have reacted to the gaffe and they think it could already be one of the worst penalties of the season.
Not sure what was going through his mind here:joy: https://t.co/of3vRkOaXc- David Boot (@daveboot) February 22, 2021
Absolute maverick behaviour from Gonzalo Coronel to pull out this in a penalty shoot out. On his debut! (I think) https://t.co/2oqdodyZsa- Tom Robinson (@tomrobbo89) February 21, 2021
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:joy::joy::joy: next time he needs to go back further https://t.co/ECeQIYuYzl- LastGoalWins (@LastGoal_Wins) February 22, 2021
This penalty is the perfect metaphor for Argentina. https://t.co/YSdhORT9hd- Ramiro :bear::arrow_down: (@ramicomedy) February 21, 2021
A spectacular waste of time and energy. https://t.co/8sVKQu6bxk- The Six Yard Line (@thesixyardline) February 22, 2021
Some players are able to make a ridiculous run-up work, with Komi Ryota proving it in the All-Japan High School Championship.
Ryota took the meaning of baby steps to a new level and took 10 seconds to complete his run-up.
He did manage to bury his penalty in the top left hand corner, but the goalkeeper managed to dive the right way. Imagine if he'd saved it.
If you thought Simone Zaza's penalty run-up was excessive, then you need to see Komi Ryota taking the mick at the All-Japan High School Championship. Imagine if he missed... pic.twitter.com/uB6cUiBcxm- Jack Kenmare (@jackkenmare_) January 1, 2021
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