VIDEO: Miss of the season? French international's incredible howler against Lille

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Mathieu Valbuena endured an afternoon to forget in Lyon’s home defeat against Lille on Saturday afternoon.

The French international is usually regarded as a technically excellent attacking midfielder, but contrived to miss one of the chances of the season at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais.

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Trailing 1-0 thanks to Yassine Benzia’s first-half strike, 70 minuted had elapsed when Maxwell Cornet superbly fashioned space down the right.

His ball across the six-yard box was parried into Valbuena’s path, and with the Lyon player faced with an open goal, he somehow managed to send his shot over via the crossbar.

The 32-year-old’s awful day got even worse moments later as he gave away the penalty from which Algerian forward Benzia doubled Lille’s lead.

And despite a late effort from Alexandre Lacazette, Lyon fell to an unexpected defeat on home soil.

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