PSG must wait for title after mother of all misses

PSG must wait for title after mother of all misses

The PSG striker had already bagged a goal for Paris Saint-Germain in their Ligue 1 clash against Strasbourg on Monday (NZT) when he came up with a miss for the ages in the 28th minute.

With the score at 1-1, Choupo-Moting's teammate Christopher Nkunku had produced a wonderful piece of skill to chip Strasbourg goalkeeper Matz Sels and his shot looked to be rolling harmlessly over the line.

PSG are looking to be crowned champions for the eighth time in their history, and the sixth time in seven seasons.

With Kylian Mbappe on the bench and Angel Di Maria, Edinson Cavani and Neymar all injured, Choupo-Moting was the only striker on the pitch and he opened the scoring after 13 minutes from inside the box.

Choupo-Moting was starting his latest match in the place of superstar Kylian Mbappe, and the World Cup victor reached out to his red-faced teammate following the astonishing miss.

I thought that the defender was maybe going to take the ball and, after, I hesitated to take the ball, I asked myself if I was offside and everything went very quickly. I touched the ball, it hit the post and, well, it's a real shame because the ball was going in.

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Substitute Thilo Kehrer headed in an 82nd-minute equaliser but Strasbourg spoiled the party plans in the French capital, picking up an unexpected point to keep the champions-elect waiting.

When everyone thought it was going to be 2-1, Choupo-Moting thought of stopping the ball on the goalline.

At the time he was being widely mocked on Twitter, Choupo did at least attempt to explain what exactly he was trying to do.

PSG now have the chance to seal the Ligue 1 title away at rivals Lille next weekend where they will clinch by avoiding defeat.

Attacking midfielder Remi Oudin's late goal salvaged a 1-1 draw for Reims against second-placed Lille.

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