- TheFootballLovers will cover the penalty misses by one of the biggest superstars of the sport.
- Even Cristiano Ronaldo has missed penalties at the biggest stage of them all.
- Here we will cover Ronaldo top 5 penalty misses.
Ronaldo top 5 penalty misses below.
Ronaldo is one of the highest goal scorers ever in the history of the game. He is also one of the most reliable penalty takers. However, even the Portuguese star has missed some penalties when his team needed him the most.
The list of Ronaldo top 5 Penalty Misses
1. The 2012 Champions League semi-final vs Bayern
The 2011-12 UEFA Champions League semi-final between Bayern and Real Madrid ended up in a penalty shootout. Ronaldo was given the responsibility to take the first penalty. However, his penalty was saved by Manuel Neuer. Real Madrid ended up losing and were knocked out of the league.
2. The 2008 Champions League semi-final vs Barcelona
During the semi-finals of the 2007-08 Champions League between Barcelona and Manchester United, Ronaldo was awarded a penalty in just the second minute of the game. However, his shot went horribly wide and Victor Valdes didn’t even need to make a save. Manchester United did manage to advance to the final.
3. The Euro 2016 vs Austria
Portugal needed a win to help them go past the group stage of the Euros. However, Ronaldo failed to convert a penalty kick. The Portuguese star only managed to hit the post in his attempt. The match ended in a draw.
4. The 2015 La Liga match vs Valencia
The race for the La Liga title was very close and Real Madrid needed to win their last three games. Real Madrid were already 2-0 down before halftime. Madrid were, however, awarded with a penalty and Ronaldo failed to convert. The match ended up in a draw. Real Madrid lost the race to the La Liga title.
5. The 2009 Champions League final vs Chelsea
The final of the 2008-09 Champions League final between Manchester United and Chelsea ended up in a 1-1 draw. A penalty shootout took place to determine the winner. Cristiano Ronaldo stepped up to take United’s 3rd penalty and got his attempt saved by Peter Cech. United won the penalty shootout though and were crowned European Champions.