Already up 1–0 against Palmeiras in the first leg of the Copa do Brasil final, Santos had a golden opportunity to finish the match emphatically and give themselves a nice cushion going into the away leg. But Nilson couldn’t put the ball in an empty net.
How did he miss? By existing in a cruel world that needs no explanation to ruin lives. That’s all there is to it.
Not only did he do this in real life, but he did this in a cup final. If Santos don’t win this trophy, Nilson should definitely consider moving to a different planet.
Thanks to Ryan Lloyd for the tip!