Following his impressive showing against Real Madrid and Locomotive Moscow, Thomas Partey nearly became a villain after gifting Real Valladolid a penalty in their Spanish La Liga game on Sunday.
The Black Stars midfielder was caught in what could count as the game’s notable moment after fouling Sandro Ramirez in the penalty box in the first half.
Referee Jose Maria Sanchez after consulting the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) awarded a penalty to the home side only for the Spanish to blast his effort wide.
The match went on to end goalless; meaning Athletico Madrid has drawn three times in their last four league games.
Thomas Partey has been a standout performer so far for coach Diego Simeone, prompting transfer speculation to join one of the elite European clubs.