Iceland's Hannes Por Halldorsson saves a penalty taken by Argentina's Lionel Messi REUTERS/Albert Gea
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For anyone who has ever missed a penalty at any level, there was some consolation Saturday – Lionel Messi can miss them too.On a remarkable day of five penalties during Saturday's matches, Peru's Christian Cueva then repeated Messi's failure, arguably even upstaging it by skying his penalty high over the bar in a game Denmark went on to win 1-0 .The five penalties Saturday have only been surpassed on one World Cup day in more than four decades, when six were given in France on June 24, 1998 .Iceland's man-of-the-match Hannes Halldorsson revealed he'd not only been studying Messi's penalties but also going over his own replays so as to outwit the Argentines.
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