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Eden Hazard was banned from taking penalty at Soccer Aid due to little-known rule

Eden Hazard was banned from taking penalty at Soccer Aid due to little-known rule

Eden Hazard was on the scoresheet in Soccer Aid but he was not allowed to take a penalty on his return to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea legend Eden Hazard was banned from taking a penalty on his return to Stamford Bridge due to a little-known rule.

The Belgian retired from football last year after a disappointing spell at Real Madrid.

But back at his old stomping ground, Hazard reminded fans he's still got with a slick display which well and truly rolled back the years.

He scored a free-kick past David James in his Soccer Aid but couldn't continue Rest of the World's winning streak.

England triumphed 6-3 for a first win since 2018 as over £15 million was raised for UNICEF.

Hazard was denied the chance to score a second goal in the clash after the Rest of the World were awarded a penalty when Bobby Brazier fouled Patrice Evra.

Although the spot-kick drama wasn't quite as bad as what manager Mauricio Pochettino had to put up with in Chelsea's 6-0 win over Everton in April, Hazard wanted to take it.

Image: Getty
Image: Getty

But Sam Matterface, who was providing commentary for ITV, had to clarify the situation.

He claimed the rules state that an ex professional is not allowed to take the penalty and a celebrity must step up.

This was communicated to Hazard by referee Rebecca Welch and so the duty was passed on to football freestyler Billy Wingrove.

He sent Paddy McGuinness the wrong way with a calm penalty which made it 5-3.

But England restored their three-goal cushion not long after when Theo Walcott latched on to a pass from Karen Carney.

Image: Getty
Image: Getty

Hazard shared the pitch with fellow legendary footballers and a slew of celebrities from different worlds.

One of his teammates for the clash, undefeated boxer, Tommy Fury, produced the moment of the match when he mistakenly tried to roll the ball in when his side had a throw-in.

Pochettino and his coaching staff erupted in laughter on the bench.

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Topics: Eden Hazard, Chelsea, Soccer Aid