10 of the Most Shocking and Embarrassing Misses in Football History

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10 of the Most Shocking and Embarrassing Misses in Football History
theguardian.com

Professional footballers are paid an obscene amount of money to do one thing: Ensure that the ball ends up in the opposition net more times than it does their own one. This task is made even easier when the oppisition defence gifts a striker an open goal. Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie both failed to convert into empty nets during Manchester Utd's recent Champions League encounter with Bayer Leverkusen, but their shoddy errors are not among the worst misses in the beautiful game.

Prepare to gorge on a feat of schadenfreude, as we serve up 10 courses of epic open-goal failure...

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