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Adlène Guedioura Almost Scores 'Goal Of The Century'

Adlène Guedioura Almost Scores 'Goal Of The Century'

Nottingham Forest were inches away from doubling their lead over West Bromwich Albion when Adlène Guedioura tried an audacious strike from inside his own half.

It was Nottingham Forest versus West Bromwich Albion and the Midlands side opened the scoring through Guedioura just before the 60 minute mark. Then, just twenty minutes later, he almost doubled the Forest's lead with this ridiculous effort - a shot at goal which, if it came off, could well be a Puskas Award contender.

Just take a look at this world class strike below.

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"That would have been goal of the century!", says the commentator. And it appears that some were so stunned by the strike, they actually thought it went in.

The TV scoreline even goes up to 2-0 despite the ball not hitting the net.

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It will go down on the list of the greatest what-might-have-been goals. A famous example is Pele in Brazil's 1970 World Cup semi-final clash against Uruguay, the striker cleverly beating the goalkeeper with a dummy, before missing the following strike on an open-goal.

There's also the time where Cristiano Ronaldo brilliantly dribbled past a number of Spain opponents to get into the box. From a tight angle, he then chipped the goalie, but his Man United teammate Nani appears on the goal-line and heads home from an offside position. Ronaldo was rightly furious.

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What's your best example of a great goal that never happened? Let us know in the comments section.

Topics: Football News, Nottingham Forest, Ronaldo, Football Shirt, Portugal, Spain

Jacque Talbot

Jacque Talbot is a journalist and sports writer at SPORTbible. He graduated from Manchester Metropolitan with a BA in English and Film. He is a football, snooker, and basketball enthusiast and has been published in the Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Set Pieces, Planet Football and the Morning Star. He’s the greatest thing to come out of Essex since Nick Frost.