Choupo-Moting: Hard to explain incredible howler

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ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT AFP

Remember when utility Stoke City forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting signed with nefarious oil barrens Paris Saint-Germain, the club with a literal bottomless pit of money, on a free transfer?

The 30-year-old made a great start too, scoring the opening goal at the Parc des Princes.

It has been described as the worst miss of all time.

Kylian Mbappe was summoned from the bench early in the second half by Tuchel but it was another replacement in Kehrer who levelled the score, turning in Julian Draxler's corner from the right.


I still can't believe he managed to miss this. HOW?!

"Even for me it's hard to explain".

"There had to be a goal".

At the beginning I thought that he (Nkunku) was maybe going to give me a pass but he shot. "I don't know what I'd clock now but I'm very confident about getting in behind defenders".


"I wondered if I was offside or not".

When everyone thought it was going to be 2-1, Choupo-Moting thought of stopping the ball on the goalline. I had a bad reflex.

Needing a win to be crowned champions of France's Ligue One at home, PSG had its title celebrations delayed for at least another week after Maxim Choupo-Moting accidentally prevented a goal for his team despite the ball being about to cross the goal line.

With the ball trickling over the line, the Cameroon worldwide stuck out a left boot to ensure PSG took the lead.


Fresh from winning the League Cup last weekend, Strasbourg had equalised prior to Choupo-Moting's howler when Nuno Da Costa turned in a Lionel Carole cross, and they found themselves 2-1 up in the 38th minute when Anthony Goncalves lashed home from 22 yards.

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