Wolves' Raul Jimenez attempted a 'rabona cross' v Brentford and it went horribly wrong

Unlucky, Raul...

It’s been a tough 12 months or so for Wolves striker Raul Jimenez.

The Mexican star suffered a fractured skull in a match versus Arsenal last November and subsequently spent a prolonged period of time out of action.

Jimenez didn’t appear in the Premier League again last season following his horrific head clash with David Luiz, but he’s now back in the Wolves starting XI.

The 30-year-old started and finished all four of the team’s league fixtures prior to Saturday’s meeting with Brentford.

Unsurprisingly, manager Bruno Lage handed Jimenez a starting berth against the newly-promoted side in the hope that the forward can rediscover some form.

The former Benfica man is yet to score or assist a goal in the Premier League this season.

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And his outing against Brentford at Molineux on Saturday didn’t exactly get off to the best of starts.

In just the 10th-minute of proceedings, the Mexico international charged towards the touchline and looked to put a cross into the box.

The angle was pretty tight, so Jimenez opted to try and perform a ‘rabona cross’ and it went horribly wrong.

Remember David Dunn’s infamous attempt at a ‘rabona’ all those years ago? Well, this might be just as bad.

Video: Jimenez’s horrendous attempt at a ‘rabona cross’

Well, at least you tried Raul.

It’s probably best leaving those kind of skill moves to the likes of Adama Traore and Francisco Trinaco, though.

Twenty minutes after Jimenez’s hilarious attempt at one of football’s most difficult skill moves, Brentford took the lead.

Ivan Toney was the man who fired Thomas Frank’s side in front, the English striker converting from the penalty spot after he’d been brought down in the box by Fernando Marcal.

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