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

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterJuly 25, 2014

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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.

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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.

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