Benni McCarthy's Epic Point-Blank Miss for Porto vs. Barcelona in Deco Match

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJuly 25, 2014


In 2004, Benni McCarthy was part of the Porto team that stunned Europe and won the Champions League under Jose Mourinho.

Invited back as part of a celebration of Deco's career, however, McCarthy managed an epic miss that West Ham United fans will remember all too well.

McCarthy had a header from all of a yard or two out from goal. 

He still, somehow, managed to find the post.

The South African did make up for it later, however, crashing home for Porto after a magnificent weighted pass from Deco.


In honour of Deco, a team comprised mainly of the 2004 stars took on a Barcelona team primarily from the 2006 vintage. 

Deco was to play a half for each side.