Although Belgium eventually got the better of Israel to end their qualification campaign by climbing to the top of the FIFA world rankings, Napoli winger Dries Mertens produced one of the misses of the season in the first half

 

Napoli winger Dries Mertens produced one of the misses of the season in Belgium’s 3-1 win over Israel, failing to turn in Kevin De Bruyne’s squared pass into an empty net, inexplicably sending the ball wide.

The diminutive attacker made up for the howler by scoring a brilliant opening goal for the Red Devils, but even that is unlikely to wipe away the memory of what was a truly logic-defying moment.

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The video of the shocking miss can be seen below.