PSG striker Choupo-Moting apologises after Ligue 1 title-postponing miss

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting sitter costs Paris St-Germain early title

"He shot, I thought that the defender was maybe going to take the ball and, after, I hesitated to take the ball, I asked myself if I was offside and everything went very quickly". Subscribe to our SMS sports service by texting "SPORTS" to 22840.

Choupo-Moting was starting his latest match in the place of superstar Kylian Mbappe, and the World Cup victor reached out to his red-faced teammate following the astonishing miss.

Choupo-Moting recognised his error post-match and explained his disappointment at failing to secure the title at the first attempt - as well as his incredible miss.

But it wasn't enough for PSG and they will have to wait for the title.

The Cameroon striker had given PSG a 13th-minute lead but Strasbourg equaliser through Nuno Da Costa and Anthony Goncalves gave the visitors the advantage before the break. The 30-year-old made a great start too, scoring the opening goal at the Parc des Princes.

"I don't know why he did that. You could say it's Murphy's law".

One fan described it as "the worst miss I have ever seen in my entire life", while another, Ewan Flynn, wrote: "Rocket Ronny Rosenthal you've had a hell of a run but Choupo-Moting has just usurped your crown". That being said, feast your eyes on this unbelievable shit, which even the most rank of Sunday League spud wouldn't be able to recreate if they tried it a thousand times.

PSG still lead Ligue 1 by a staggering 20 points and can possibly wrap up the title when they face Lille next weekend.

The draw at the Stade Auguste-Delaune moved them five points clear of third-placed Lyon, who slumped to a shock 3-1 loss at home to relegation-threatened Dijon on Saturday.

"We are 11 points ahead of Saint-Etienne but there are still 21 points to play for".

Also on Sunday, Nice beat Montpellier 1-0 to climb to seventh at the expense of their opponents.

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