There have been some tremendous misses this season -- the kind that are almost impressive in how shockingly wrong a "sure thing" can go -- and now, Bayern Munich's Miroslav Klose adds one to the collection.
With just one goal in 19 Bundesliga appearances this season, it hasn't been the greatest season for Klose, who, along with Gerd Muller, is the World Cup's second all-time leading scorer (behind Ronaldo). At 32 years old, he's fallen behind the likes of Thomas Muller and Mario Gomez at Bayern, but he got the start in their last game of the season against Stuttgart on Saturday. And it wasn't long before Arjen Robben made a nice run and set up Klose with a golden opportunity to tap in a goal from right in front of an empty net. Instead, his body ended up in the back of the net while the ball soared over the crossbar.
Bayern president Uli Hoeness looked around in disbelief from his executive box, though this was a perfectly fitting occurrence for the final match of a disappointing third-place season for the club. Luckily, Bayern still won the match 2-1 to end the season on a good note.
Anyway, these things happen. Even to the World Cup's second all-time leading scorer.
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