Watching: Uzbek striker Aleksandr Geynrikh goes from smart-ass to sucker in a glorious penalty FAIL vs Zenit January 23rd, 2012 As the cold winter months persist, world football is witnessing a handful of friendly matches as several leagues remain on hiatus. In that framework Zenit St. Petersburg played a friendly with Uzbekistan's U23 squad on Monday night; a match that the Russians ran out comfortable 5-nil winners. After shipping all five strikes, Uzbekistan had the chance to redeem some pride when they won a penalty in the final moments of injury time. Responsibility fell onto striker Aleksandr Geynrikh to convert from the spot, but forward made a complete pigs-ear out of the spot-kick whilst trying to be the smartest kid in the class. Trying to emulate that famous Johan Cruyff penalty, Geynrikh and his intended partner in crime Vitaliy Pachuyev ended up replicating the ridiculous Thierry Henry and Bobby Pires penalty FAIL that Arsenal fans will likely never forget. Usually that would have been the end of the story, but there was a twist. Despite royally screwing up the penalty, Geynrikh managed to earn a reprieve as the ref blew his whistle for an encroachment against Zenit. But, like a complete muppet, the striker managed to whack the ball over the bar to complete a humiliating double whammy.
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