Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and the Worst Misses of All Time

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Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and the Worst Misses of All Time
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It happens often in the world of soccer. 

A player is through on goal—just themselves and the goalkeeper (sometimes not even that)—and somehow, the planets align, the player's balance is thrown off and they shoot the ball over or wide of the net. 

We've all seen it or experienced it. 

Even multimillion-dollar professional soccer players have this happen. 

Cristiano Ronaldo's done it. Fernando Torres has done it. More recently, Robin van Persie has done it.

It happens rather often. The more chances you have, the more likely you are to score, yes. It's also equally as likely that you will miss. 

Here are some of the most unfortunate and memorable misses in the soccer world. 

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