Lovely Moment Union Berlin Star Gifts Teammate Second Chance After Horrible Miss, Video

Lovely Moment Union Berlin Star Gifts Teammate Second Chance After Horrible Miss, Video

  • Jerome Roussillon failed to put away one of the best chances ever created in a competitive game for Union Berlin in the DFB Pokal
  • Union Berlin needed Roussillon to seal the win comfortably, but the forward flopped his lines in the dying minutes
  • Union Berlin are now through to the quarterfinals of the German Cup after defeating Wolfsburg

Jerome Roussillon had what is arguably the “miss of the century” as Union Berlin defeated Wolfsburg 2-1 in the German Cup.

The French forward who joined Union Berlin from Wolfsburg this January, missed a belter that would have wrapped up a comfortable win for his current team.

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Union Berlin forward Jerome Roussillon missed a seater with the goalkeeper off his goalpost in the German Cup victory against Wolfsburg. Photo by Maja Hitij
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With Union Berlin already leading 2-1, Roussillon was given a perfect opportunity to extend their lead after a swift counterattack fell his way.

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The Union Berlin striker however took too long to take his shot with just an empty net in front of him, prompting a Wolfsburg defender to quickly clear the opportunity off the line.

Roussillon was however presented another opportunity by his teammate inside the 18-yard box after the final whistle which he converted much to the appreciation of the supporters in the stand.

Union Berlin through to quarterfinals

Union Berlin has booked their spot in the German Cup quarterfinals after a hard fought 2-1 victory against Wolfsburg on Tuesday, January 31, Washington Post reports.

Goals from Kevin Behrens and Robin Knoche ensured Union Berlin kept their hopes alive for a domestic double this season.

The Berlin-based club are also in the running for the Bundesliga title this season as they are presently second on the league table in Germany’s top-flight league, just one point behind defending champions Bayern Munich.

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Union draw level with Bayern

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Union Berlin climbed level on points with Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday, with a 2-0 away win at derby rivals Hertha Berlin.

Bayern can pull ahead again later Saturday when they host Eintracht Frankfurt.

Union took the lead late in the first half through Dutch defender Danilho Doekhi, who headed in a freekick from captain Christopher Trimmel.