Not the slightest goal for Payet in the Champions League
Holder for the occasion, Dimitri Payet had a chance to recover. He was left on the bench against Manchester City last week at the Orange Velodrome (0-3). At a pre-match press conference, he did not deny that he had been touched in his pride. “I am someone who likes to play this kind of game. I was disappointed not to play that game. A strategy has been put in place by the coach. You have to respect your choices. We tried something“, he assured.
This Tuesday night in Portugal, he shot a penalty that could have revived his team in the match, while they were behind (1-0 at the time). However, Payet sent his ball over the goal and could not do anything to prevent the defeat of OM.
0 – Dimitri Payet in the Champions League:
1 missed penalty
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– OptaJean (@OptaJean) November 3, 2020
A statistic unveiled by Opta underlines a disastrous record for the French international in the queen competition of clubs. In 18 appearances in the Champions League, he has a record of 0 goals. And a missed penalty.