In the 89th minute of Saturday’s high-profile Premier League clash between rivals Chelsea and Arsenal, the Blues were awarded a penalty and thus a late chance to mount a shock comeback.
Pablo Mari hacked down Mason Mount on his first top-flight appearance for the Gunners this season, handing Frank Lampard’s side a perfect chance to cut the deficit to just one with a few minutes left.
Specialist Jorginho has now found himself in one of the most difficult runs of his career when it comes to his famed penalties, as his hop-skipping technique was foiled by Bernd Leno.
The Arsenal stopper got a hand to the ball and then dived on it, Mari was of course delighted to be spared some embarrassment and he showed it by immediately hugging Leno.
Jorginho choking a penalty again??? pic.twitter.com/OGFAxeyY1w
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Leno really lifted a weight off of Mari’s shoulders on Saturday night.