To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now
OK
Advert

Yerry Mina Celebrates Penalty In The Middle Of A Shoot Out

Published 
| Last updated 

Yerry Mina Celebrates Penalty In The Middle Of A Shoot Out

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.

Advert

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.

Advert

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.

Loading…

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.

Advert

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 celebrates for the second time in the shoot out, this time after Colombia had won. Image: PA Images
Mina celebrates for the second time in the shoot out, this time after Colombia had won. Image: PA Images

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.

Advert

It seems unlikely Mina will get the chance to celebrate again...

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Colombia, Football, Everton, Copa America, Uruguay

Ryan Sidle
More like this
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Football

Virgil Van Dijk Picks His Dream Five-A-Side Team - No Lionel Messi Or Cristiano Ronaldo Included

31 minutes ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Football

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Opens Up About The Past Six Months Of His Life, He Somehow Continued Playing

5 hours ago