‘Firmino with a no-look penalty miss’: Fans mock Liverpool forward after he skews spot-kick wide for Brazil during Copa America quarter-final shootout
Roberto Firmino is one of the most confident footballers around but he was left embarrassed after a dreadful penalty miss on Thursday night.
The Liverpool forward was playing for Brazil at the Copa America and was called upon to take a spot-kick after their quarter-final with Paraguay ended 0-0 and had to be decided by a shootout.
Firmino fluffed his lines when he sent an awful penalty wide.
Striker Roberto Firmino missed a penalty during a quarter-final shootout at the Copa America
The Paraguay keeper dived the wrong way but Firmino did not score as he missed the target
Liverpool forward Firmino, playing for Brazil, struck the penalty kick firmly with his right foot
Brazil still managed to scrape through, with Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus converting the winning spot-kick after Derlis Gonzalez had missed the target and Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson saved from Gustavo Gomez.
But despite Brazil making it through, Firmino found himself the subject of mockery.
Firmino scored three no-look goals for Liverpool last season, turning his head away from the ball before shooting. And this cocky manoeuvre was used as a stick to beat him with on social media.
Firmino looked concerned and embarrassed as he turned away after seeing his shot go wide
But Brazil scraped through before Gabriel Jesus jumped into Alisson’s arms to celebrate
Firmino scored three no-look goals for Liverpool last season, using his cocky trademark finish
A Manchester United supporter going by the name ‘Fat Freddy’ commented: ‘Apparently Firmino scores no look goals but misses look penalties. The irony.’
Meanwhile, a City fan remarked: ‘Firmino with one of the worst penalties ever!’
Some Liverpool fans even saw the funny side, with one writing: ‘Firmino with a no look penalty miss. BALLER!!!’