Footage emerges of Bayer Leverkusen’s players screaming in Yannick Carrasco’s face after dramatic late penalty miss

by | 28 October, 2022 | Bundesliga News

Carrasco missed a late penalty against Bayer Leverkusen

Carrasco missed a late penalty against Bayer Leverkusen

New footage has emerged of the dramatic scenes at the end of Atletico Madrid‘s Champions League draw with Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday night.

Atletico were dumped out of the competition after being held to a 2-2 draw in Madrid, with Porto booking their place in the last 16 alongside group leaders Club Brugge after thrashing the Belgian side 4-0.

Diego Simeone‘s side fell behind to an early goal from Moussa Diaby but levelled through Belgium international Carrasco midway through the first half.

Chelsea loanee Callum Hudson-Odoi then restored the lead for Leverkusen before Rodrigo De Paul levelled for the home side shortly after break.

Atletico needed to win to keep alive their hopes of progressing to the knockout stages of the competition but it looked as though they had run out of time when referee Clement Turpin blew the whistle for full-time.

But the drama was far from over, with Turpin instructed by VAR to review a handball decision he had waved away in the closing moments of the match.

After consulting the pitchside monitor, the French official overturned his decision and awarded Atletico a penalty.

But Carrasco then saw his effort saved by Leverkusen goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky, with Saul Niguez hitting the bar with the rebound and the ball eventually deflecting out for a corner.

A new angle of the dramatic incident shows Carrasco’s immediate reaction to missing the penalty, which confirmed Atletico’s elimination from the competition. Check it out below.

The clip also shows the Leverkusen players celebrating Carrasco’s miss, with defender Mitchel Bakker screaming in the Atletico forward’s face.

It evoked memories of Martin Keown‘s famous celebration in the face of Ruud van Nistelrooy after the former Manchester United striker missed a late penalty to beat Arsenal in the Premier League in 2003.

Atletico are now in a battle for third place in their group with Leverkusen, who are only a point behind the Spanish side with one round of games left.

Atletico travel to face Porto on November 1, while Leverkusen host Brugge that same night.