The two teams ending the original and extra times 1-1 each, sending the match to penalty shoot-outs
, and Benin had the final say to win 4-1.
However, I cannot help feeling sorry for the brave Albion players who fought so hard in difficult circumstances to prevent Villa from scoring what would probably have been the winning goal, only to lose in one those appalling penalty shoot-outs
PS I'VE seen experienced players melt away in the unbearable pressure of penalty shoot-outs
Soccer Football - Club World Cup - Semi-Final - River Plate v Al Ain FC - Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain City, United Arab Emirates - December 18, 2018 Al Ain players celebrate winning the penalty shootout REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY CAIRO -- 19 December 2018: Emirati club, Al-Ain, defeated Argentina's River Plate by penalty shoot-outs
at the FIFA Club World Cup semi-final held on Tuesday night at Hazza bin Zayed Stadium.
After his efforts against Wolves, Leicester boss Claude Puel hailed his hero and joked he was recruited only for his brilliant record in penalty shoot-outs
. Puel said that was why he had paid a reported fee of PS10m!
Multan boys showed more accuracy in the penalty shoot-outs
and converted all of their five kicks into goals.
The victory continued Macclesfield's stunning run of winning penalty shoot-outs
. The Silkmen, who beat Bradford City in the same way in the first round, have come out on top in all eight of their competitve penalty shoot-outs
At this year's games, I witnessed more penalty shoot-outs
, late game heroics and dramatic finishes than in the previous Cup.
GARETH Southgate says England have been practising, studying and developing strategies for penalty shoot-outs
2) No more ABBA style penalty shoot-outs
. The 'old' format of each team taking it in turn to be restored.
He added: "Penalty shoot-outs
are nerve-wracking things and it's a cruel way to go out.
If neither wager appeals, Boylesports' 10/11 for the competition to witness the scoring of more than 8.5 penalties (excluding penalty shoot-outs
) looks a much better bet.