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Brazil striker misses open goal from two yards

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Pato is back in Brazil with Corinthians  (©GettyImages)
Pato is back in Brazil with Corinthians (©GettyImages).

Corinthians forward Alexandre Pato got himself into a bit of a tangle on Wednesday night as he conspired to miss an open goal from all of two yards.

The Brazilian international is one of several high-profile stars to return from Europe, but Corinthians would have been expecting a little more quality than this from the 23-year-old.

With the Brazilian side desperate for a goal to send them through to the quarter-finals against Boca Juniors, Pato managed to miss a guilt-edged chance.

As the ball fell to him two yards out, the Brazil star had time to take a touch and steady himself. 

But he got himself into a muddle, tripping over and hitting the deck. The opportunity was gone, Boca escaped and the Argentinian side went on to progress to the next round.

Watch Pato's shocking miss - and thanks to 101greatgoals - in the video below…

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