Choupo-Moting: Hard to explain incredible howler


Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting of European giants Paris Saint-Germain has successfully pulled off one of the most outrageous, seemingly impossible misses in the history of professional football overnight, during a match against French Ligue One rivals Strasbourg.

Choupo-Moting needlessly deflected a goal-bound shot from team-mate Christopher Nkunku onto the post from point-blank range to prevent his side going 2-1 in front in the first half.

Strasbourg went on to take the lead before a late PSG goal rescued a draw for the hosts who will have to wait another week to be crowned champions. They can seal it if they draw at second-placed Lille next Sunday.

I thought that the defender was maybe going to take the ball and, after, I hesitated to take the ball, I asked myself if I was offside and everything went very quickly.

Choupo-Moting was starting his latest match in the place of superstar Kylian Mbappe, and the World Cup victor reached out to his red-faced teammate following the astonishing miss.

At the time he was being widely mocked on Twitter, Choupo did at least attempt to explain what exactly he was trying to do.

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PSG would have wrapped up a sixth league trophy in seven seasons with a win but instead needed a late equaliser from Thilo Kehrer to avoid an embarrassing loss.

However, that was not enough for them to bag full points, as Tristan Dingome teed up Remi Oudin's goal 12 minutes from time.

The former Stoke City player was awarded a rare start by head coach Thomas Tuchel who opted to rest wonderkid Kylian Mbappe.

Eric Choupo-Moting's early opener was cancelled out by Nuno Da Costa before Anthony Goncalves put the visitors ahead in the 38th minute.

Tuchel was then sent to the stands on 58 minutes for verbally challenging the referee, with Mbappe and Julian Draxler entering the fray shortly after to try and salvage the game.