Inter’s Alexis Sanchez Has Missed Two Thirds Of Career Penalties After Sampdoria Spot-Kick Saved

Inter’s Alexis Sanchez Has Missed Two Thirds Of Career Penalties After Sampdoria Spot-Kick Saved
January 6, 2021 22:40
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Inter’s Alexis Sanchez has now missed two thirds of the penalties he has taken during his professional career, as highlighted by the Italian media today.

The Chilean saw another spot-kick saved by Sampdoria keeper Emil Audero in today’s 2-1 defeat at Marassi, meaning he has failed to score eight times in 12 attempts.

Inter fell behind shortly after when former Nerazzurri forward Antonio Candreva converted a penalty of his own, before another ex-player in Keita Balde Diao doubled the Blucerchiati’s lead before half-time.

Stefan de Vrij halved the deficit with a header midway through the second half but it was not enough to prevent Antonio Conte’s side slumping to their first league defeat since October.

Questions will now be asked of Conte’s decision to let Sanchez take the penalty instead of strike partner Lautaro Martinez, considering the former Manchester United striker’s dismal record from 12 yards.

By Cammy Anderson
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