WATCH: Lille forward misses open goal that Opta says should be scored 96% of the time

Remy Cabella misses incredible open goal against Reims
(Image credit: Ligue 1)

Lille forward Remy Cabella missed a remarkable open goal during his side's 1-0 loss to Reims in Ligue 1 on Saturday, which sports analytics company and statisticians Opta attributed an Expected Goals (xG) Value of 0.96 to. 

Marshall Munetsi had put Reims 1-0 up in the first half of the game, but Lille had a great opportunity to equalise in the 59th minute when winger Edon Zhegrova squared the ball across the face of the goal to Cabella.

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Ryan Dabbs
Staff writer

Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.