Copa America: Colombia's Yerry Mina goes viral for celebration midway through penalties

  • Rob Swan
p1f9ognn3618vc1mkn1n601aea1t4v17.jpg

How about this for showmanship? Colombia’s Yerry Mina danced midway through a shoot-out after converting his penalty against Uruguay in the Copa America quarter-finals on Saturday night.

The centre-back, who joined Everton from Barcelona in 2018, produced one of the flashiest celebrations we’ve ever seen in a penalty shoot-out after stepping up to take Colombia’s third spot-kick.

With the scores were level after 90 minutes, the tie was decided on penalties.

Daniel Zapata netted Colombia’s first spot-kick before Edinson Cavani levelled for Uruguay.

Davinson Sanchez then scored for Colombia, followed by David Ospina saving from Jose Gimenez.

Yerry Mina's penalty for Colombia vs Uruguay

Next up was Mina, who put his national team 3-1 ahead with an excellent finish past Fernando Muslera.

p1f9ofq0vbpdo17a63jb1lsbehcb.jpg

Rather than a little fist bump and a jog back to the half-way line, Mina took full advantage of the moment.

The Premier League defender stood still and put his thumb in his mouth while looking directly into the camera.

And as if that wasn’t enough, he then started dancing.

p1f9ogmsg5lield86v01sbu12vo15.jpg

Watch the footage here…

Can you imagine if Colombia had gone on to lose the shoot-out?

Fortunately for Mina, his team advanced to the Copa America semi-finals when Matías Vina missed for Uruguay.

Reaction to Yerry Mina's penalty celebration

Let’s check out some of the best social media reaction to Mina’s celebration…

p1f9og41qt150l1ehumn81lpc1vt2f.jpg p1f9og49op1f90jfb13hb1vf5hm6h.jpg p1f9og4goi1jhl18taj2d15flmmtj.jpg p1f9og4o061iici4j1rlb19tpd9l.jpg p1f9og4u6i183d8kef6g93fcb2n.jpg p1f9og55cl61e1um91smp12bt1parp.jpg p1f9og5chi1kcg1hlsdnj9o41koir.jpg

Mina and his Colombia teammates will face Lionel Messi’s Argentina in the Copa America semi-finals on Tuesday night.

But will Mina be dancing again come full-time at the end of that game?

England destroy Ukraine 4-0 - Reaction (Football Terrace)

How much do you really know about Neymar? [Quiz]

1 of 20
p1f9eeqransoivnf1j3j19h31o9v3.jpg

Neymar began his professional career at which club?

News Now - Sport News