Various sources mentioned that Mario Balotelli recently missed a penalty for the first time in his career (in a professional match).
For example here:
Balotelli has never failed to convert any of his previous 21 penalties in official matches but saw his remarkable run halted when Pepe Reina stooped low to save the Italian's effort to his right just after the hour mark.
And another source:
The Italy striker has developed a reputation as a deadly penalty-taker and up until the miss against Napoli he had successfully converted all 26 of his spot-kicks for club and country.
- What is the largest number of consecutive penalties converted by a player in competitive matches?