5 of the most surprising open goal misses by big-name players
#2 Zlatan Ibrahimovic vs Reims
Knowing Zlatan Ibrahimovic, he might still be thinking that it wasn’t he who missed scoring in an empty net, but rather the open goal that missed him. In this game against Reims, Ibrahimovic made more highlights than some players do in an entire season.
After opening the scoring for PSG, Ibra dived to win a penalty but was denied by the keeper from the resulting spot-kick. After Marco Verratti was put through on goal and only had the goalkeeper to beat, the Italian slid the ball in for the Swede, who had the goal at his mercy.
For someone who scored a 35-yard overhead kick goal against England, this was easier than a walk in a park. However, to the dismay and disbelief of everyone witnessing, the former Inter striker dragged the ball towards the post.
His team-mates and then coach, Laurent Blanc, couldn’t believe their eyes. In the end, however, he did score a goal to give PSG a point at least.