Nobody is perfect. No matter how good of a footballer you are, odds are you are going to look foolish on the pitch at some point in your career.
Bernardo Silva provided the perfect example tonight. He is a brilliant player, one who has won 13 trophies for club and country over the course of his career. However, he won't want to remember this incident from the game against PSG this evening.
The Portugal international was in the Manchester City lineup for the group game in Paris, with the home side taking the lead early on via an absolute rocket from former Everton and Aston Villa midfielder Idrissa Gueye.
You can't put it more in the top corner than that 👀pic.twitter.com/sS5RgYYH5j
— Balls.ie (@ballsdotie) September 28, 2021
Silva would have a golden chance to equalise later in the half, but instead produced what will surely be a contender for miss of the season.
Raheem Sterling's header would rebound off the opposition crossbar, falling to the feet of Silva a few feet out from the line. Instead of simply knocking it over the hapless Gianluigi Donnarumma, the 27-year old would somehow conspire to once against hit the ball off the crossbar.
Take a look at this:
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 28, 2021
A remarkable miss.
You can be fairly certainly that the player won't be looking forward to watching the footage of that one.