Sometimes it is easier to score than miss but alas, that was not the case for Ali Sami Yachir.
The MC Alger striker looked a shoo-in to double his side's advantage in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 match against relegation fodder CR Belouizdad.
With his side a goal down, the Belouizdad keeper had received a pretty rudimentary back-pass, but, with a sleight of foot that Paul Alcock would be proud of, contrived to present the ball to Yachir.
With the goal gaping, grateful recipient Yachir soon became aghast as he did the inexplicable and missed the open goal from a few yards.
The laughter of the commentator was apt because from both the keeper and the striker - this was truly comical stuff.