What some people who don’t pay close attention to the team may have missed regarding Barcelona’s trick penalty play this weekend is that, while primarily driven by a desire to do cool shit, it was also probably a reaction to the team’s general penalty woes this season. And so it was no surprise when Luis Suárez stepped up to the spot today for an orthodox attempted and saw his shot saved:
As pointed out by Mister Chip, Barça have gone 6-for-12 this season on PKs, with all three of their superstar strikers flubbing at least once. Before you worry about whether Suárez’s error got him down in the dumps, a little while later he crushed home a curler to make up for it:
Somewhere in Rome, Ronaldo is smirking.
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