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Yerry Mina celebrated scoring in a penalty shoot out for Colombia as if it were a goal in normal time, despite his penalty not deciding the winner of the match.
Last week some claimed that Paul Pogba had gone over the top with his celebration after his excellent goal vs Switzerland, with France somehow throwing the game away after Pogba's goal made it 3-1.
On Saturday night, Mina may have been trying to tempt fate even more, when he celebrated in the middle of a penalty shoot out as if he'd scored the winner in normal time, during Colombia's Copa America quarter final against Uruguay.
Yerry Mina the only player who celebrates a goal in a penalty shootout like it's a normal goal pic.twitter.com/AWJn1jzmQf- Aaron Barton (@AaronBartonUK) July 4, 2021
This wasn't even the winning penalty! Yerry Mina. pic.twitter.com/LWjZALqdPb- Nick Coppack (@nickcoppack0) July 4, 2021
How can you not love Big Yerry Mina! :joy::goat::blue_heart:- Everton FC News :blue_heart: (@NilSatisNews) July 4, 2021
The Everton centre back wasn't even scoring the winning penalty, as it simply put his side 3-1 up in the shoot out but it wasn't out of Uruguay's reach.
After Jose Maria Gimenez had missed in the attempt prior to Mina's, Luis Suarez made it 3-2 and put the Colombians under some pressure.
Fortunately for Mina, Miguel Borja scored to make it 4-2 and Matias Vina missed for the Uruguayans to take Reinaldo Rueda's side through to a semi-final with Argentina on Wednesday morning.
Whilst seeing a player celebrate in the way Mina did is quite rare, it actually isn't for the former Barcelona centre back, who has done it for the Spanish giants in the past.
The 26-year-old celebrated scoring in a shoot-out just after signing for the Catalans in 2018, scoring against Espanyol in the Catalan Super Cup.
After doing it he explained why, saying, "I always try to be happy, to show the happiness I have inside and to transmit it to those around me, I am happy on a personal level and also because the team played a great match.
"I had already said to my family that I was going to enjoy my first goal."
Mina will come up against his ex Barca teammate in the next round, in the form of Lionel Messi. The Argentina star was in incredible form in the quarter final against Ecuador, providing two assists and scoring a free kick.
It seems unlikely Mina will get the chance to celebrate again...