You are sitting on your couch watching your favorite team play. Suddenly you see that a player from your team is gaining speed, passing all defenders...there’s an open GOAL. You’re watching with anticipation with your phone in your hands already tweeting that your team have scored. You glance back to screen and see a wide shot miss and your team d e s t r o y e d. You don’t even feel empathy and start yelling and cursing “YOU HAD ONE JOB!!!” as if they could hear you through the screen.
Here are the goals that made you squirm, angry, and made you cry.
Fernando Torres - Chelsea vs Manchester United
Maybe there was too much pressure or maybe Chelsea didn’t pay enough to get the feared striker that Torres was expected to be. Whatever the reason was, Torres will forever be remembered as a Chelsea Flop after this miss. Like cmon even the baby is laughing.
Cristiano Ronaldo - Manchester United vs Sheffield United
Ronaldo may be called a “GOAT” now but this whole match proved anything but that. He missed not once, but twice with the second miss being unbelievable. Can you blame anyone for booing him?
Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Paris Saint-Germain vs Reims
Ibrahimovic is loved by so many that this miss is almost erased from everyone’s memory. Afterall we are all human right?
Kalusha Bwalya - Club America vs Cruz Azul
North America was no exception for failure. Mexico’s Club America would be mind blown. Imagine being ahead of all defenders, no goalie in place and STILL managing to miss, how pathetic. Everyone’s mind: “What a dumb@$$.”
Kei Kamara - Kansas City Wizards (now Sporting) vs LA Galaxy
Just..shaking my head. Kamara was practically inside the goal and all he literally had to do was tap it in. And what does he do instead? Kicks the air, slips and fall and then tries to get away with a hand ball. Who does he think he is?
Yakubu Ayegbeni - Nigeria vs South Korea
One word: HOW??? To think this happened during a World Cup just blows. I guess that was a cute little attempt if it even qualifies as that.
Now for some honorable penalties that are just too terrible to not talk about.
Jonathan Soriano - Red Bull Salzvurg vs Rapid Vienna
Uhh...Did Soriano suddenly forget that he was playing futbol and not American football? This would have been an impressive field goal kick but it wasn’t. Talk about a great failure.
Nenard Mirosavljevic - Cukaricki vs Radnicki
We all trip sometimes but really, he decided to trip while taking a penalty? Who does that? Clearly him. The worst part is that he still had a second chance at scoring a goal, getting a W but he threw that in the trash.
Lessons learned: Don’t be a fool. So if you don’t want to make a complete full of yourself like them and have everyone hate you, make sure to watch How to Score Everytime.
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