Miss of the Season Contender: Lens Annab (Westerlo) vs TPS Turku

Once again we’re left wondering how a professional footballer is able to do something like this.

Thursday’s over-bloated Europa League fixture list served up a fantastically bad miss in the match between Westerlo and TPS Turku.

The action started when a Turku attack was halted by some fine defensive play from Gunther Vanaudenaerde. Not only did the number 32 intercept a TPS forward pass perfectly, but the defender quickly instigated an attack with a slick one-two followed by a tidy toe-poke that released home forward Marcao.

After collecting the baton the Brazilian streaked into the TPS box. Then, after drawing out the visiting keeper into no-mans-land, he played a square pass to Lens Annab who was staring down an open goal.

He had to score. The net was empty. He had to score! He didn’t.

Witness Lens Annab’s unbelievable miss here.


(Thanks to 101er @Driessens for the tip.)