World of Sport

Epic miss – but do you blame the player or the pitch?

World of Sport

Willian Ribeiro, a Brazilian player representing Campinense against Atletico-PB, was responsible for one of the most extraordinary misses of the season.

Bounding down on goal, Ribeiro rounded the goalkeeper, and had the simplest of sidefoot-chances to score into an empty net.

But somehow, somehow, Ribeiro contrived to miss.

Was he entirely to blame? The ball takes an astonishing bounce off the bumpy pitch as heads towards goal - was this simply cruel luck for Ribeiro, or a convenient excuse?

Take a look and have your say.

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