Chelsea Win Youth League Tie vs. Valencia Thanks to Wrongly Disallowed Penalty

Joe Gallagher@joesgallagherFeatured ColumnistFebruary 23, 2016
TOCFCWS @tocfcws

That penalty "miss" https://t.co/dE72nyrz6n

Valencia CF English @valenciacf_en

Full-time. We have been eliminated from @UEFAYouthLeague without missing a single one penalty.

Valencia became one of the first teams ever to lose a penalty shootout without missing from the spot on Tuesday in a fiery UEFA Youth League tie against Chelsea.

After the match finished 1-1, 18-year-old Alberto Gil stepped up to take the Spanish outfit's first penalty.

And he literally placed it too well, the ball rebounding back off the bottom corner stanchion and to safety, fooling the referee but not the visiting Valencia players.

Valencia's official Twitter feed—and that of first-team manager Gary Neville—was not impressed:

Gary Neville @GNev2

Scandolous!!! Can't believe what I've just seen.... https://t.co/58aURVS41t

Paddy Power @paddypower

Chelsea youth player gives it the Panenka. Keeper doesn't like it: https://t.co/CzDE086dHl

The visitors converted the remainder of their penalties, but so too did Chelsea, who advance to the last eight against either Lyon or Ajax.

A wild shootout got even feistier moments later:

To rub salt into the wound, the visitors had a chance to win the match in normal time when they fired an 83rd-minute penalty over the crossbar.

Valencia have confirmed they will protest the decision, as per the BBC

[Twitter: @ChelseaYouth]

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