David Villa Slips, Misses Penalty, Combines with Andrea Pirlo for NYCFC Goal

Joe Gallagher@joesgallagherFeatured ColumnistMay 30, 2016

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29:  Forward David Villa #7 of New York City FC slips while attempting a penalty kick during the match vs Orlando City FC at Yankee Stadium on May 29, 2016 in New York City.  New York City FC and Orlando City FC draw 2-2.  (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
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It was an eventful day for David Villa in Major League Soccer on Sunday, as his New York City FC took on Orlando City at Yankee Stadium.

The Spaniard combined with another of New York's marquee stars, Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo, for a brilliant goal that appeared to put his side out of reach shortly after the hour mark.

101 Great Goals @101greatgoals

Andrea Pirlo with the assist! David Villa with the finish! Beautiful! https://t.co/WqdJDHyNbU

He had the chance to make it 3-0 from the spot moments later, but he slipped—evoking memories of Chelsea captain John Terry in the 2008 UEFA Champions League final in Moscow—and skied his penalty.

Jonny Blain @jonoblain

So David Villa has just done this... https://t.co/Gjpzhoi7GJ

To make matters worse for Villa, Orlando completed a spirited comeback to escape from New York with a 2-2 draw, thanks to goals from Julio Baptista and Kevin Molino.


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