Missing an Open Goal

by Nigel Assam

Atsushi Yanagisawa of Japanese soccer team Vegalta Sendai must wish he had another chance like the one presented to him in his team’s match against Nagoya Grampus. After Nagoya Grampus goalkeeper Yoshinari Takagi flubbed his clearing attempt, Yanagisawa had an open net, but put the ball just wide. The look on his face says it all.