Martin Braithwaite has developed into a functional member of the Barcelona team despite the ridicule about a once great club resorting to playing someone like him, so the haters will be out in force after an early penalty miss tonight.
Rule number one of taking a spot kick is to ensure you hit the target, and this one always looks like it’s drifting wide:
Martin Braithwaite steps up to take on penalty duties in Messi’s absence…and he drags it wide! ?
Big missed opportunity early on for Barcelona ?? pic.twitter.com/mATxMXyHwp
— Premier Sports ? (@PremierSportsTV) December 29, 2020
Braithwaite took the penalty due to Lionel Messi being left out for this one, but it looks like the little Argentine will be straight back on spot kick duty next time he plays.