If there ever was a competition for which goalkeeper would make the worst error in a football match, the match between Paris Saint-Germain would be it! The Ligue 1 game on Friday night saw a comedy of errors as both goalkeepers – PSG’s Kevin Trapp and Bordeaux Cedric Carrasso – conceded after some costly errors of their own doing.
Carrasso first gifted PSG the lead when he fumbled the ball after Marco Verratti tried to lob it. The ball fell kindly for PSG striker Edinson Cavani who took one touch to take the ball away from Carrasso’s reach and fired in a shot from 12 yards out. However, Trapp made an error which led to Bordeaux equalizing only four minutes later when he failed to keep out Henri Saivet’s header.
Three minutes later, Cavani scored his second goal of the game with a superb free kick. The ball curled over the wall while goalkeeper Carrasso stood rooted to the spot, watching it sail into the back of the net.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic did not play this game. The Swedish striker was rested after suffering an abdominal injury while on international duty.
Just when it looked like PSG would maintain their 100% start to the Ligue 1 season, Trapp conceded the worst goal of the night in the 79th minute. While receiving a back pass from the defence, Trapp controlled the ball with his foot but made no effort to make a pass or dribble as Bordeaux’s Tunisian forward Wahbi Khazri closed him down.
Trapp made a mess of it and allowed Khazri to steal the ball from under his nose and tap it in fiercely into an open net. The error was all the more significant considering Bordeaux were down to 10 men following the sending off of Saivet in the 77th minute after a second yellow card for a rash tackle on Verratti.Published 12 Sep 2015, 13:19 IST