While the eleven-a-side version of the game slows down during the summer, the five-a-side futsal league powers on in South America.
Accordingly, Monday was the stage for a local classico in Brazil as Carlos Barbosa beat Orlandia 7-4 in a top of the table clash. Carlos Barbosa’s margin of victory could have been larger had Marcenio not managed to miss an open goal.
With Orlandia 5-2 down early in the second half, Marcenio intercepted possession on the halfway-line during a portion of play when Orlandia were without a keeper.
After sidestepping a couple of opponents to leave himself facing an open net, it seemed nailed on that Marcenio would roll a shot into the gaping goal. Only he managed to miss!