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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 21 April 2019

WATCH: Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting produces miss of the season as Strasbourg delay PSG's title celebrations

Former Stoke City striker managed to block Christopher Nkunku's goal-bound shot and failed to score with the ball on the line during a 2-2 draw with Strasbourg

Eric Choupo-Moting fails to score with the ball on the line during PSG's draw with Strasbourg. AFP
Eric Choupo-Moting fails to score with the ball on the line during PSG's draw with Strasbourg. AFP

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting put himself in contention for the worst miss of the season as Paris Saint-Germain were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Strasbourg on Sunday to delay their Ligue 1 title celebrations for at least another week.

With the score level at 1-1, PSG midfielder Christopher Nkunku looked set to give his side the lead in the 28th minute when he clipped his effort over Strasbourg goalkeeper Matz Sels. But with the ball heading towards goal, Choupo-Moting somehow managed to block the ball on the line before failing to tap in to an empty net.

Anthony Goncalves then gave the visitors the lead 10 minutes later and it was not until the 82nd minute that Thilo Kehrer scored an equaliser for PSG.

Choupo-Moting had given PSG a 13th-minute lead before Joia Nuno Da Costa levelled for Strasbourg. However, the former Stoke City striker's evening will be defined by his howler.

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"I wondered if I was offside and it all happened very fast. I touched the ball, it hit the post and, well, it's a real shame because the ball was going in," Choupo-Moting told Canal+. "Sorry about that."

PSG manager Thomas Tuchel offered his support to Choupo-Moting while being at a loss to explain his miss.

"He is an excellent back-up player to have but if you start a lot for PSG you need to have confidence and he lacks that," said Tuchel.

"He was very unfortunate because he started very well and then he stopped that ball on the line which would have made it 2-1 for us.

"I don't know why he did that. In English you say it's Murphy's law."

After second-placed Lille were held to a draw at Reims, PSG had the chance to wrap up their sixth French title in seven seasons with a win on Sunday. The club from the capital, who hold a 20-point lead, next have their chance to seal the title when they travel to Lille on Sunday.

Updated: April 8, 2019 08:37 AM

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