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Messi missed half of the penalties kicked so far this season

In global numbers, the Argentine has kicked 59 and scored 46

Messi missed half of the penalties kicked so far this season
Messi missed half of the penalties kicked so far this season

In global numbers, the Argentine has kicked 59 and scored 46

Leo Messi, capable of doing anything on the field, has missed the third out of 6 penalties kicked so far this season. Scoring from the eleven-meter-away spot is being a problem for the Argentine, a player able to overcome any challenge. Is it perhaps too easy for him?

Messi has kicked 59 penalties during his career and missed 13, a 22% percentage which highlights with Cristiano's 8% (he has only missed 5 out of 59).

Out of this 13 missed penalties, 9 were stopped by the goalkeeper, 2 went off target and 2 against woodwork.

Missed penalties by Messi during 2014-2015 season

La Liga Day 4

Llevant 0 Barça 5 (Goalkeeper: Jesus Fernández. Messi sent the ball off target, in the left)

Copa del Rey quarterfinals

Barça 1 Atlético de Madrid 0 (Goalkeeper: Oblak. Messi kicked the penalty to his right, Oblak stopped it but Messi took advantage of the clearance to finally score)

Champions League round of 16

Manchester City 1 Barça 2 (Goalkeeper: Hart. Messi kicked to his right and Hart stopped it. Afterwards Messi kicked the ball with his head but it went off)

Scored penalties by Messi during 2014-2015 season

Copa del Rey round of 16

Barça 5 Elche 0 (Goalkeeper: Tyton. Messi kicked to his right and scored)

La Liga Day 20

Elche 0 Barça 6 (Goalkeeper: Tyton. Messi kicked to his left and scored)

La Liga Day 23

Barça 5 Levante 0 (Goalkeeper: Mariño. Messi kicked to his left and scored)

Other Barça penalties in 2014-15 season

Copa del Rey round of 16

Elche 0 Barça 4 (Goalkeeper: Herrera. Pedro kicked to his left and scored)

Copa del Rey semifinals

Barça 3 Villarreal 1 (Goalkeeper: Asenjo. Neymar kicked to his left and missed)

Data on penalties kicked by Messi

Out of last 10 penalties kicked by Messi, the Argentine missed 5 if we take into account Barça and Argentine National Team (withouth the penalty shoot-outs of the World Cup).

Another curious data is that Cristiano has kicked 59 penalties with R. Madrid and has only missed 5; Messi has missed 13.