Penalties seem to be Leo Messi’s kryptonite.
The Barcelona superstar today missed another spot-kick as the Catalans beat Getafe 6-0 at the Camp Nou.
The Argentine forward had the chance to give Barca a 2-0 lead in the 11th minute, however his penalty was saved by Getafe keeper Vicente Guaita.
In truth it was a poor penalty from Messi: and that’s far from the first time this season he’s missed from the penalty spot.
Barcelona have today become the first team to miss eight penalties in one single La Liga season.
Moreover, Messi, who has missed all eight penalties, has now gone above Samuel Eto’o (7) as the player who has missed the most amount of penalties for Barca in a La Liga season.
On a slightly different tangent, Barcelona have now won 15 penalties this La Liga season. That’s one short of the all time Spanish league record, which belongs to Real Betis (16) in the 1986-87 campaign.