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Wolfsburg's Junior Malanda starts Bundesliga season with astonishing miss against Bayern

Brooks Peck
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The new Bundesliga season kicked off with champions Bayern Munich facing Wolfsburg and it produced a miss of the season candidate that will be tough to beat. With Bayern up 2-1, Wolfsburg used their last substitution to bring on 19-year-old defender Junior Malanda in the 72nd minute.

Just five minutes later, Malanda found himself charging through Bayern's back line with a perfect cross at his feet. His first-touch shot was deflected by Manuel Neuer, but Malanda stayed after it and had a chance at the rebound on an empty net after the ball came off the crossbar, but he somehow put it wide of the post from an improbable angle.

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He missed with this! (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Bongarts/Getty Images)

He missed with this! (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Had he scored, it would've been a shock equalizer and made him a a hero. Instead, Wolfsburg lost 2-1 and Malanda's confidence is now shot. So if you see Junior Malanda at any point over the next few months, just tell him everything will be OK.

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Brooks Peck is the editor of Dirty Tackle on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him or follow on Twitter!

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