Manchester City ace Kevin De Bruyne gets smacked in the face by rabona penalty from popular YouTube star
Kevin De Bruyne :Kevin De Bruyne may think again the next time he decides to take one for the team and go in goal during a practice session.
The Belgian ace recently volunteered his services as Manchester City headed to Abu Dhabi for warm weather training, only to receive a penalty straight to the face.
City specially invited YouTube star ‘Miniminter’ to join them out in the Middle East and film a video for both his personal channel and one for the official club platform.
Youtube star Miniminter places the ball on the spot as Kevin De Bruyne waits in goal
An audacious ‘rabona’ penalty is attempted while the Belgian prepares himself on the goal line
After hitting the post the ball makes its way at high speed towards the playmaker’s face
De Bruyne’s reactions can’t kick in quickly enough to stop the ball smashing into his face
The YouTuber took to the training pitch with De Bruyne and his fellow City stars Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling.
What began as a playful kick around soon turned into a penalty shootout battle, with De Bruyne stepping up to don the gloves and keep the 12-yard efforts at bay.
But the playmaker couldn’t anticipate the YouTube newcomer trying something audacious, opting to go for a ‘rabona’ attempt by striking the ball from across his standing leg.
As connection was made with the ball De Bruyne, caught unaware, could only watch as the shot sailed towards the upright.
In what was a valiant attempt the ball crashed into the post, but the problems had only just begun for De Bruyne.
Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling immediately burst out into laughter following the shot
England international Sterling hits the turf in a fit of hysterics after the ball hit De Bruyne
Staring across his goal-line the Belgian’s reactions couldn’t fire into action quick enough to prevent the ball hitting him square in the face.
Watching from a distance Sterling and Sane soon fell about in hysterics, unable to control their laughter as De Bruyne stood in disbelief.
De Bruyne soon saw the funny side of things, despite perhaps feeling an element of facial numbness.
In other news De Bruyne, Sane and Sterling look unlikely to be joined by Alexis Sanchez next season after Arsenal stood firm on the stance not to sell their star man to a Premier League rival.
City are prepared to spent upwards of £45million on the Chilean, as are Chelsea, though it appears Arsenal will only let the mercurial forward leave for a different European league.