ERIC BAILLY cocked up a shootout penalty to hand Egypt victory as he embarrassingly tried to copy Bruno Fernandes’ run-and-jump technique.
Ivory Coast’s Man Utd defender Eric Bailly grimaces after his costly spot-kick missCredit: Rex
Eric Bailly’s spot-kick was weak enough for sub keeper Gabaski to readjust and tip away – the only miss of the shootoutCredit: https://twitter.com/BBCMOTD
Taking just one step, then a skip, Bailly appeared to do a ‘no-look’ attempt, side-footing a soft spot-kick to the right of sub keeper Gabaski.
The stopper dived the correct way, albeit too far – but because the penalty was so slow he was able to fling an arm back and scoop it onto the bar.
That was the fifth of the ten spot-kicks as Egypt won the shootout 5-4.
Gabaski was only on as first-choice keeper Mohamed El Shenawy injured his leg in the second half.
But it was a cruel for Bailly as his miss was the only blemish on his outstanding display.
He wore a rugby scrum cap on his comeback from a head injury.
Bailly then took a mauling after his spot-kick woe.
One viewer joked: “That’s a normal penalty for Bailly I was expecting him to do a back heel personally.”
And another wrote: “Lmao Bailly been around Bruno for too long. He said let me try this.”
Plenty then made the same gag – joking Bailly had missed on purpose to make sure Liverpool star Salah is away from Premier League action for longer.
Eric Bailly took just a short run-up before his tame penalty was easily saved as Ivory Coast won the shootout 5-4 to reach the quarter-finalsCredit: Sky Sports
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