On the spot – Chelsea players in international penalty shoot-outs

Lampard was involved in another shoot-out against the Portuguese in a World Cup quarter-final two years later but the future Blues manager was one of three England players who had their penalties saved by Ricardo as the Three Lions were beaten 3-1 at Gelsenkirchen.

Ashley Cole was also on target for England in the 2004 shoot-out against Portugal and the left-back went on to net the most notable spot-kick of his career in Chelsea’s Champions League final triumph at Munich in May 2012.

But just over a month later in Kyiv, he didn’t fare so well in England’s Euro 2012 quarter-final against Italy as his tame effort was kept out by Gianluigi Buffon in the Azzurri’s 4-2 shoot-out victory.

While Didier Drogba never managed to lead Ivory Coast past the group stage of the World Cup, the big striker often found himself on the spot for his country in the Africa Cup of Nations.

He experienced mixed fortunes in the 2006 tournament as he scored twice in a marathon shoot-out against Cameroon in the quarter-finals as the Elephants prevailed 11-10 but missed his country’s opening attempt in the final against Egypt as they went down 4-2 to the host nation.

The Ivorian skipper did make his effort count in the 2012 final against Zambia at Libreville but it proved in vain as his team again finished runners-up after an 8-7 loss.

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