Five crucial missed penalties
It was a pivotal six minutes for Sevilla during their Champions League last 16 second leg.
Samir Nasri was sent off in the 74th minute for ‘headbutting’ Jamie Vardy, but the Spaniards were awarded a pen soon after.
Steven N’Zonzi stepped up and had a crucial penalty saved, the sixth different Sevilla player that has failed to score from the spot this season.
It would have been a goal to send a 10-man Jorge Sampaoli into extra-time.
So, in light of this, FootyOn have selected some of the most crucial missed penalties throughout the years…
Roberto Baggio (1994 World Cup final)
The ‘divine ponytail’ had been the tournament’s best player, but failed to convert during the biggest match of them all.
After 90 minutes and extra-time, Italy and Brazil were all-square at the Rose Bowl. Though two teammates, including Franco Baresi, had missed before him, it is Baggio who will be remembered for handing the Samba Boys their fourth World Cup.
Baggio’s former club Juventus are 8/1 with betway to win the Champions League this term.
John Terry (2008 Champions League final)
No crucial missed penalties list would be complete without an England player, albeit playing for his club.
The stage was set for Chelsea’s loyal captain to deliver the club’s most desired trophy. All the centre back had to do was convert from 12 yards out on a slick Moscow surface.
Instead, Terry slipped, his penalty hit the post and let Manchester United back into the shootout.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s men then went on to triumph in this all-English final.
Sergio Ramos (2012 Champions League semi-final)
He may now have the reputation for consistently performing superbly in big games, but it wasn’t always the case for Ramos.
During a Bernabeu shootout to determine who would go through to the final, Ramos lost his composure and blasted his penalty into orbit.
This allowed Bayern Munich’s Bastian Schweinsteiger to send the Bavarians through.
Raul (Euro 2000 quarter-final)
The Real Madrid and Spain poster boy had a chance to prevent his nation going out to reigning world champions France.
However, the potent finisher smashed his effort high past Fabien Barthez’s goal.
Les Bleus went on to successfully become both European and world champions.
Raul’s former club Real are 5/1 with betway to win the Champions League this year.
Arjen Robben (2012 Champions League final)
It seemed the football gods were on Chelsea’s side when Roberto Di Matteo’s men stumbled their way to a Champions League trophy.
A last gasp Didier Drogba header forced the game into extra-time, then Bayern were awarded a penalty.
Former Blue Robben then stepped up and had his effort saved by Petr Cech. To add insult to the situation, Drogba then dispatched Munich with a winning penalty on their own turf.
Chelsea were even on the receiving end of another crucial missed penalty on their journey to the final. In their semi-final, Lionel Messi’s spot kick was met by the bar – a goal that would have ended Di Matteo’s final hopes.