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Brazilian star Luiz Adriano guilty of horror miss

World of Sport

Funny videos of footballers blazing over the bar from point-blank range are all well and good, but as often as not it's a lower-league player, or an out-of-position defender, who is at fault.

Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazilian superstar Luiz Adriano has no such excuse for this astonishing blunder. The 24-year-old was served up a perfect pass that presented him with an open goal from inside the six-yard box in the 33rd minute of the Ukrainian Premier League clash against struggling Illichivets:

The reactions of the striker, his team-mates and the men on the bench say it all: that, my friend, was an absolute shocker.

Shakhtar were leading 1-0 at the time and went on to win the game 2-1, with Adriano's team-mates Willian and Tomas Hubschman making up for his wastefulness.

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