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Trending: 'Bailly missed penalty so Salah can't return to Liverpool' - Afcon fans react

07:53 GMT 27/01/2022
Etic Bailly of Ivory Coast.
The centre-back was the only player who could not successfully convert a spot-kick in the knockout tie

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has found himself on the receiving end of fan banter following his penalty miss against Egypt on Wednesday.

As a result, his nation Ivory Coast are out of the Africa Cup of Nations in the Round of 16 stage, a game which took place at the Japoma Stadium in Douala, Cameroon.

Bailly could not beat goalkeeper Mohamed Abou Gabal - who came on as a substitute for the injured Mohamed El Shenawy - during the shootout after the two teams could not register a goal to separate them at full-time and in extra time.

The Pharaohs managed to successfully convert all their penalties, which were scored by Ahmed Zizo, Amroel Soulia, Omar Kamal, Mohamed Abdelmonem, and Mohamed Salah, while the Elephants scored their four shots through the efforts of Nicolas Pepe, Ibrahim Sangare, Maxwel Cornet, and Wilfried Zaha.

Fans have now joked that Bailly failed to score on purpose in order to have Egypt progress further in the competition so that Salah won't return to Liverpool early.

How Twitter reacted to Bailly's penalty miss: