Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Bayern's Robben 'embarrassed' by costly penalty miss
AFP, April 12th, 2012 4:44PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  germany

MOST COMMENTED

The difference in the 2012 Bundesliga title race could come down to Arjen Robben's failure to convert a penalty kick for Bayern Munich in Wednesday's game at Borussia Dortmund. His crucial miss in the 86th minute preserved Dortmund's 1-0 win, which looks to have handed the title to the defending champions.

Robben's penalty attempt was saved by Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller, leaving Bayern Munich six points behind Dortmund with four games left.

"That is very bitter and very disappointing," said Robben. "In the last three years I have converted 10 or 11 penalties in succession. That was the first one I have missed and, yes, that was really embarrassing."

Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes refused to blame Robben. "Normally, he is a very reliable penalty taker," said Heynckes. "He has played well in the last few weeks and I don't blame him, he was the most annoyed by his miss."

But former Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer has said Robben should not have taken the penalty. "He is a world class-player, he will get over it, but for me, he should not have taken the shot," said Beckenbauer. "As a coach, I had the rule that any player who is fouled doesn't shoot. Maybe that is no longer the rule with Bayern or maybe it has not got through to Holland yet."

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Scolari Gets a Job    
Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned as Brazil coach after its disastrous 2014 World Cup campaign, has ...
World Cup Runner-up Coach Steps Down    
Alejandro Sabella, who guided Argentina to the World Cup final in Brazil, has decided to quit ...
Ronaldinho on the Move    
Former World Player of the Year Ronaldinho has left Atletico Mineiro. The 34-year-old former Barcelona, AC ...
Beer Approved in the Big House    
Normally, alcohol sale and consumption is strictly forbidden inside the University of Michigan's stadium, but beer ...
Sturridge Wishes Suarez Well    
Daniel Sturridge says he'll need some help from his teammates if the departure of the Uruguayan ...
Liverpool Signs Belgian Teen Star Striker    
Liverpool has signed of 19-year-old Belgium striker Divock Origi, whose goal against Russia sent the Red ...
Tevez's Kidnapped Father Released    
Juan Alberto Cabral, the father of Juventus' Argentine striker Carlos Tevez, was kidnapped and released eight ...
Atletico Madrid Signs Young French Star    
Spanish La Liga champion Atletico Madrid has acquired 23-year-old French World Cup winger Antoine Griezmann from ...
Cuauhtemoc Blanco Makes Comeback at 41    
Former Mexico striker Cuauhtemoc Blanco has returned to the top flight of Mexican soccer at the ...
Jack Wilshere Regrets Having a Smoke    
What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas. Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere was caught on ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives