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Ronaldo and Caballero.

When Cristiano Ronaldo injured Willy Caballero with his penalty

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Scoring a penalty should be easy.

Twelve yards out, footballers should be able to stick the ball past the goalkeeper with relative ease.

But it’s not quite as simple as that.

There’s nothing quite like the pressure of taking a spot-kick, though, and even the best players in the world can crack.

Just look at Lionel Messi. The Argentine superstar is arguably the greatest player to have ever played the game but hasn’t got the greatest penalty record.

And Cristiano Ronaldo has also missed his fair share of penalties.

And we’ve discovered one penalty Ronaldo miss back in 2013 that made us chuckle.

Yes, Ronaldo may have missed but, incredibly, he injured Willy Caballero in the process.

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Ever heard of something like that happening before? No, us neither.

In a match between Real Madrid and Malaga, Ronaldo smashed his penalty straight down the middle only for Caballero to save with his outstretched foot.

But it came at a price.

The ‘keeper went down injured immediately and, just moments later had to be taken off.

That's what happens when you get in the way of a Ronaldo penalty!

Watch: Ronaldo's penalty injured Caballero

Take a look:

It’s fair to say that match back in 2013 between Madrid and Malaga had it all.

Despite Ronaldo’s penalty miss, Madrid ran out 6-2 winners while the visitors had two men sent off.

Crazy.

Of course, Caballero now finds himself at Premier League champions Chelsea but has been restricted to just one appearance for Antonio Conte’s side. He’ll just be glad there’s very little chance of him facing another Ronaldo penalty in the near future.

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