Mauro Icardi can't believe his own shot
Photo: IMAGO/Seskimphoto / IMAGO/Seskim Photo TR
Former Argentinian national soccer player Mauro Icardi has unintentionally caused an Internet hit with a spectacular miss. The 30-year-old put an indirect penalty next to the goal in the city derby between Istanbulspor and Galatasaray in the Turkish Süper Lig, although the goalkeeper was defeated on the ground.
Icardi's Gala colleague Kerem Aktürkoglu had taken the penalty in the 37th minute with the score at 0-0 and had taken it off for the incoming striker - but his shot missed the left post. Goalkeeper David Jensen (Istanbulspor) had opted for the right corner and only looked after the ball.
Incidentally, Icardi was still able to celebrate in the end: just five minutes later, he scored the 1-0 (1-0) winning goal – assisted by his penalty buddy Aktürkoglu. Record champions Galatasaray took over the top of the table with 16 points from six games, at least temporarily, Istanbulspor (two points) is penultimate.