Choupo-Moting prevents PSG scoring with stunning goal-line clearance

Apr 11, 2019, 00:37
Choupo-Moting prevents PSG scoring with stunning goal-line clearance

Strasbourg quickly went 2-1 up and Thomas Tuchel's men required a late headed equaliser from Thilo Kehrer to save a point - after the German coach had been dismissed for arguing with referee Thomas Leonard.

Remember when utility Stoke City forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting signed with nefarious oil barrens Paris Saint-Germain, the club with a literal bottomless pit of money, on a free transfer? Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting couldn't find the net from a matter of inches against Strasburg last night and well, nobody could quite process how it happened.

After giving PSG a 1-0 lead, Choupo-Moting inexplicably stopped team-mate Christopher Nkunku's goal-bound chip over goalkeeper Matz Sels on the line with his left foot just as the ball was about to roll into the net at 1-1.

In an eventful game, Choupo-Moting put the hosts ahead in the 13th minute when Colin Dagba beat the off-side trap down the right side to deliver a precise cross for the Cameroon worldwide, who scored with a calm finish.

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Tuchel said: "I think he's lacking confidence".

Though an embarrassing moment for him, something tells us it probably won't be too costly.

"It's not his role".

Yet, he seemingly stopped the ball at the goal line and made no real attempt to complete the goal. "I don't know what I'd clock now but I'm very confident about getting in behind defenders".

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Still a huge 20 points clear at the summit and with a game in hand, PSG will now hope to secure the eighth league title in their history when they go to Lille next weekend.

Laurey was quoted in L'Equipe as saying: "It was a shame to concede to make it 2-2 with eight minutes left to play".

"But regardless of the result, I am very happy with the performance of my players because it's matches like these which will help them progress".

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