"Penalty miss of the century" in Turkey went viral. Video
Turkish Galatasaray strikers Kerem Aktürkoglu and Mauro Icardi found themselves in a curious situation in the country's football championship. The Argentine decided not to take a penalty kick but to play it out with a teammate in the match of the 3rd round against Istanbulspor.
Having received the right to an 11-meter penalty, the star of the Argentine national team decided to cosplay Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. Their unusual penalty in a match for Barcelona became a real Internet sensation.
Icardi decided to do the same, but Aktürkoglu failed to hit the empty net. The video of the epic foul went viral on social media, being called "miss of the century."
It is worth noting that the match still ended in a victory for Galatasaray. Five minutes later, the same "heroes" scored. Icardi scored the only goal, while Aktürkoglu made the assist.
Galatasaray is in first place in the Turkish league standings with 16 points. Istanbulspor is in the penultimate position with 2 points.