Thomas Muller is usually so clinical in front of goal, but the Bayern Munich star completely fluffed his lines against Juventus.
The two teams are facing off in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie in Turin and Bayern, the favourites to progress to the quarter-finals, have a 1-0 lead.
But Muller, who scored a wonderful overhead kick at the weekend, missed a glaring opportunity to open the scoring before making up for his error with a goal two minutes before half-time.
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He might have Robert Lewandowski to blame, though. The Poland international tried to square the ball to Muller to score from four yards out but his pass was behind the German, and Muller couldn’t get the ball out from under his foot.
Instead of shooting first time, the 26-year-old was forced into taking a touch and couldn’t get the required power to shoot past Gianluigi Buffon.
Check out Muller’s horror miss below.
Fortunately for Pep Guardiola's sake, Muller made up for his error by scoring. The Spaniard is yet to lift the Champions League trophy in his two seasons in Munich and this year represents his final opportunity to win the coveted tournament.
He has signed a deal to join Manchester City at the end of the season and many will consider his tenure at Bayern a failure if he doesn’t win them Europe’s biggest competition.
Guardiola will be desperate to end his three-year spell on a high, but misses like Muller’s won’t help.
More to follow.
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