Early Doors

Christian Benteke misses sitter as Belgium fail to beat Ivorians

Early Doors

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Belgium's 2-2 draw against Ivory Coast was notable for the highly-rated European side's failure to take their chances before tossing away a two-goal lead.

The worst miss fell to Aston Villa star Christian Benteke.

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Christian Benteke misses a sitter.

A ball over the top catches the Ivorian defence cold and, with Benteke onside and the keeper stranded, the Villa man somehow contrives to smack the ball over.

It was reminiscent of Ronnie Rosenthal's infamous miss for Liverpool against Aston Villa in 1992, and Ryan Giggs' blooper against Arsenal in 2003.

It was not the only wasteful piece of finishing against the Ivorians, with Marouane Fellaini and Dries Martens also spurning good chances.

Belgium, who are a left-field tip for glory in Brazil, had better find their shooting boots before the summer.

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