There aren’t many players around the world who are deadlier from the penalty spot than Mario Balotelli – honestly, he NEVER misses.
In Nice’s game with Lyon the former Manchester City and Liverpool striker was called upon in the last ten minutes to put the result out of reasonable doubt.
As you can see in the above video, the Italian stands over the ball with his usual calm demeanour and takes a slow run up.
He then pauses to throw the keeper off before hitting the ball hard and low to the left of the goal.
But his shot isn’t hit with enough power to beat Anthony Lopes in the Lyon goal, who dives to his right to keep the ball out.
Take a look at Balotelli’s face after he realises he has fluffed his lines – he’s used to scoring from 12 yards and is NOT happy.
The miss was inconsequential to the final result though, as Nice went on to beat the ten men of Lyon 2-0.
Striker Nabil Fekir was given his marching orders in the first half after appearing to kick out at Paul Baysse before stamping on him.
The win keeps Nice top of Ligue 1, four points ahead of their nearest rivals Monaco.
Watch the penalty kick below…