Monday, September 5, 2011

worst miss ever?? it's up there...

Peruvian footballer Israel Kahn has staked his claim for miss of the year - and quite possibly the miss of all time - after a howler for Alianza Atlético at the weekend.

Israel plies his trade in Peru's first division and was left red-faced after he skewed his shot horribly wide of an open goal - it really needs to be seen to be believed. After beating the offside trap the 22-year-old runs onto a perfect long ball and rounds Cienciano's goalkeeper with ease. But after doing all the hard work, needing only to slot the ball home with not a soul within several metres of him, poor Israel pulls the trigger from just outside the area - only to see his right-footed dink sail helplessly past the wrong side of the post. He even had the opposition defence walking back to the centre circle for the anticipated restart, such was the apparent formality of putting the ball in the back of the net. The shocker of a miss brings back fond memories of Venezuelan Anderson Fredrick, who found himself in similar circumstances after beating the keeper. Not content to walk the ball into the net Fredrick decided to blaze a powerful shot toward goal - only for it to sail embarrassingly high and wide.

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