Football

Video: Chelsea Youngster Thierno Ballo Misses Insane Sitter in Build-up to an Utterly Bizarre Goal

Video: Chelsea Youngster Thierno Ballo Misses Insane Sitter in Build-up to an Utterly Bizarre Goal

Chelsea youngster Thierno Ballo managed to miss one of the most galling sitters we’ve ever seen earlier today, in the build-up to an utterly bizarre goal.

The Premier League giants’ under-19 side were in action in the UEFA Youth League this afternoon at home to Lille, and it wasn’t long before the watching fans were left pretty dumbstruck by the opening goal.

Chelsea striker Ballo, 17, has been earmarked as one of the most exciting young talents at Stamford Bridge ever since moving to the club from German side Viktoria Koln back in 2018, but it’s fair to say he’ll probably be pretty embarrassed tonight.

It looked like Ballo was set to give his team the lead, but he somehow contrived to hit the crossbar just inches from the goal-line – before the ball ricocheted off a helpless defender and apparently beat the goalie:

In the end, Chelsea brought their Youth League campaign to a close with an underwhelming 1-1 draw, but it’s fair to say the fixture will be remembered for Ballo’s crazy miss, rather than anything else.

What do you think of the clip?

Let us know in the comments section below…

More in Football

How Successful Has the Return of the Bundesliga Been?

Jonny BoyleJune 17, 2020

Why Bayern Munich May Be One More Tough Test Away From the Bundesliga Title

Jonny BoyleJune 3, 2020

Are Hakim Ziyech’s Comments About the 2018-19 Champions League Final Fair?

Jonny BoyleJune 2, 2020

EFL League One Playoff Decision Puts Paul Lambert’s Ipswich Position at Risk

Jonny BoyleJune 2, 2020

Fun Things That Sports Fans Can Do At Home During The Coronavirus Lockdown

Jonny BoyleMay 18, 2020

Bookmakers Will Be Watching Closely as Footballing Authorities Decided Season Outcome

Daniel CawApril 10, 2020

France Football Select Celtic Kit as One of the Greatest Football Strips of All-Time

Daniel CawApril 9, 2020

Bundesliga Set to Resume Next Month – But Behind Closed Doors Until 2021

Daniel CawApril 9, 2020

Sadio Mane Admits He Was ‘Thinking About Man Utd’ Before His Liverpool Move

Daniel CawApril 9, 2020