Thursday 22 August 2019

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting miss: Is it the worst of all time?

The former Stoke man somehow managed to stop Paris St Germain team-mate Christopher Nkunku’s effort crossing the line.

Eric Choupo-Moting playing for Paris St Germain (Peter Byrne/PA)
Eric Choupo-Moting playing for Paris St Germain (Peter Byrne/PA)

By Alistair Mason, Press Association

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting produced an astonishing miss as Paris St Germain let slip the chance to wrap up the Ligue 1 title.

Christopher Nkunku’s shot was about to go in when the former Stoke striker touched the ball, deflected it against the post and left it sitting on the goal line in PSG’s 2-2 draw with Strasbourg.

The score was 1-1 at the time as PSG sought the win that would have lifted them to the French title.

Watching from the bench, Kylian Mbappe appeared to react with total amazement.

The miss provoked a huge reaction online, with BT Sport host Jake Humphrey writing: “Name a worse miss … I’ll wait.”

One fan described it as “the worst miss I have ever seen in my entire life”, while another, Ewan Flynn, wrote: “Rocket Ronny Rosenthal you’ve had a hell of a run but Choupo-Moting has just usurped your crown.”

Former Liverpool star Rosenthal famously missed an open goal from around 10 yards out, hitting the bar against Aston Villa in 1992 in a moment often described as the worst miss of all time.

Choupo-Moting, who scored the opener for PSG, was replaced by Mbappe on the hour mark.

The draw left PSG 20 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 with eight matches to play and a game in hand over second-placed Lille.

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