Santos’ Ricardo Oliveira somehow hits the crossbar from point-blank range
August 16, 2015
Santos’ 35-year-old striker Ricardo Oliveira is leading the Brazilian top flight in goals this season, and yet, he still managed a truly remarkable miss.
In what would be a scoreless draw with Atletico Paranaense, Oliveira had one attempt saved, setting him up for a golden second chance with the keeper on the ground. And even though he was only a couple of feet away from the net, Oliveira launched the ball up off the crossbar and back towards midfield.
“That was worse than missing a penalty,” you might say. Well, he did that too, when his penalty attempt was saved just before halftime.
If a man can be driven to stab a ball to death with a kitchen knife, this performance would do it.
Thanks to Ryan Lloyd for the tip!