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Sergio Aguero breaks Twitter with penalty miss against PSG

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Sergio Aguero wins a penalty for Manchester City against Paris Saint-Germain. The score is 0-0 and the Citizens only need a draw to qualify for the semi-finals. It should be game over.

But it wasn't. The Argentinian maestro, usually so cool in front of goal, not only missed his penalty but put it at least a foot wide of the right post. It gave PSG a reprieve and it sent Twitter into proverbial meltdown.

Having stormed into the box with only PSG goalkeeper Kevin Trapp to beat, Aguero opted to slide the ball past him, winning the penalty and stepping up confidently. He tends to favour the goalkeeper's left-hand side and chose it once again.

Trapp guessed right and dived as far as he could. But there was no need for him to move at all as the ball was sent off target by Aguero. Manuel Pellegrini looked on in despair.

But the Internet seems to be loving it. Aguero is currently the top trending topic on the social media platform and even one Manchester United youth player appears to be talking about it.

Demetri Mitchell, a youngster in the Manchester United Under-21 squad, wrote this on his account shortly after Aguero missed the penalty:

We've connected the dots and crunched the numbers; there is a 99.99999% chance he is talking about his cross-city rival.

As for the rest of Twitter, well it's a mixed bag. The best of the reaction can be seen below:

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