Man City striker Gabriel Jesus and Chelsea winger Willian will want to forget this shocking passage of play, which saw both men smash efforts against the woodwork with the goal gaping at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Already trailing 1-0 thanks to Argentine defender Gabriel Mercado’s tap-in, Jesus was played clean through on goal by teammate Fernandinho.
With some nimble footwork and a hint of good fortune, the 20-year-old rounded the goalkeeper leaving 95,000 expecting to see the net ripple.
But incredibly, the prolific prodigy smashed his effort against the post.
The ball then rolled out to the onrushing Willian – usually lethal from close range – but he too crashed his shot off the post, watching it rebound back into play with his hands on his head.
The pair would live to regret their missed as Argentina kept a clean sheet to hold on for the win – the first of new manager Jorge Sampaoli’s tenure after he left Spanish side Sevilla to lead his country from the dugout. Read more