VIDEO: Miss of the season? French international's incredible howler against LillePublished January 29, 2017
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.
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.