‘HOW??’: Bernardo Silva open goal shocker at PSG branded ‘miss of the SEASON’ so far


‘HOW??’: Bernardo Silva open goal shocker at PSG branded ‘miss of the SEASON’ so far after midfielder hit the bar from three yards when Raheem Sterling’s header clattered back off the woodwork

  • Manchester City crossed into France to face PSG in the Champions League
  • PSG quickly went 1-0 but City had a huge chance to level in the first-half 
  • Raheem Sterling hit the bar with a header and it fell to Bernardo Silva 
  • The midfielder had an open goal but his rebound rose up onto the bar again


Bernardo Silva left viewers of Manchester City’s crunch clash with PSG stunned after missing an open goal, somehow hitting the crossbar inside the six-yard box. 

The Citizens were 1-0 down to Idrissa Gueye’s lashing effort seven minutes into the match, but Pep Guardiola’s men responded with chances of their own.    

Kevin De Bruyne lifted a glorious cross onto Raheem Sterling’s forehead and the Englishman flicked the header towards a beaten Gianluigi Donnarumma’s goal.  

Bernardo Silva missed a golden chance to level Man City’s clash with PSG before half-time 

Raheem Sterling's effort came back off the crossbar and Silva somehow couldn't keep it down

Raheem Sterling’s effort came back off the crossbar and Silva somehow couldn’t keep it down

The ball bounced back off the crossbar and essentially fell into Silva’s lap. With Donnarumma stranded a simple tap-in would suffice. Instead, the Portuguese maestro leaned back that little too far – and watched the ball rise back onto the woodwork.  

‘I don’t know how that’s not gone in?! You’re thinking surely that’s a goal, Bernardo Silva right in front of it as it comes off the crossbar,’ former City and Spurs midfielder Michael Brown said on BBC commentary. 

‘The ball from Kevin de Bruyne on the outside of his foot just flicks it into the middle of the goal. 

Silva was outstanding against Chelsea on Saturday but will rue a golden opportunity

Silva was outstanding against Chelsea on Saturday but will rue a golden opportunity 

‘Raheem Sterling is six yards out and he should score but he hits the bar and as it comes back down Bernardo is almost saying “thank you very much” just to poke it in and he doesn’t. 

‘Somehow it hits the bar and flicks up and somehow the chance goes away. ‘ 

Gary Linekar was as surprised as anyone, writing on Twitter: ‘Good heavens! How did Bernardo Silva miss that?’ 

@arghkid added: ‘After that miss I hope Silva puts out an emotional apology on his socials followed by the club admin posting an image of his teammates sending support emojis…’ 

United fan Mark Goldbridge weighed-in quickly, adding a jibe towards Chelsea’s goal-shy Timo Werner: ‘What a miss by Timo Silva!!!! Unbelievable.’ 

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