Watch: Spain captain with miss of the season contender in UEFA women's u19 final

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There is nothing that transcends the game of football quite like an absolute horror show of a miss.

No matter who is featuring, or what level the game is taking place at, there's nothing people like to see more than a player look certain to put the ball in the back of the net, only for some cruel twist of fate to leave them with egg on their face.

And, unfortunately for the Spain under 19 women's side, one such moment this week is exactly why they are going viral right now.


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The culprit for what could already be the miss of the season was their captain and leading striker Nahikari Garcia, and the setting was the final of the UEFA Women's under-19 Championship on Sunday night.

To make matters worse, Spain were trailing France 2-1 in injury time when it looked for all the world like Garcia would level things up. Check out the video below...

Two yards out, the 'keeper sprawled on the goal line after a save, and with the goal at your mercy, 99 times out of 100 a simple tap in levels up the score in the crunch game.

Unfortunately for the Real Sociedad women's team striker, it just so happened that this was that 100th time.

Collapsing to the floor in disbelief after the ball flies over the crossbar, you can see just how big a moment it was for the 19-year-old.

Nightmare night

Add to that the fact that the Spanish captain had already missed a penalty in the first half, and it was truly a nightmare night for the striker.

Unlike some misses we've seen down the years from her male counterparts across the world, Garcia may at least have some sort of excuse for the calamitous moment.

As you can see in the video, the game was played during horrendous weather conditions with the pitch waterlogged in several areas - including the all-important goal mouth.

Indeed, in many respects, it is a wonder that they allowed the game to take place at all.

They did, however, and, as you might expect with just two minutes remaining when the horror miss occurred, France went on to claim the title.

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