Real Madrid transfer target Armando Broja misses from THREE YARDS before Chelsea ace hauled off at half-time vs Udinese


REAL MADRID transfer target Armando Broja missed from three yards out for Chelsea before being hauled off at half-time against Udinese.

The in-demand striker did not have his proudest moment as he missed the easy chance during the pre-season game in Italy.

Chelsea fans would have been confident Broja would not miss from here

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Chelsea fans would have been confident Broja would not miss from hereCredit: Twitter
From three yards out, Broja managed to miss the target

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From three yards out, Broja managed to miss the targetCredit: Twitter

The shocking miss came as the Chelsea second string played Udinese, a day after the first team ran out 3-1 winners on the same pitch.

While Raheem Sterling managed to find his scoring touch yesterday, Broja did not have the same luck.

His goal came as Ben Chilwell played it down the left to Christian Pulisic.

The American then delivered a low ball across the area which evaded the Udinese defence.

But when Broja arrived from three yards out, he implausibly failed to hit the target.

The 20-year-old instead got only a light touch on the ball and took it wide.

The reaction from some Blues fans online was brutal.

One tweeted: “How on Earth did Armando Broja miss this opportunity? As a Chelsea fan, I am worried.

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Another wrote: “Broja’s definitely getting sold after that miss.”

But others had more sympathy for their young attacker.

One said: “Blaming the pitch for this Broja miss. The ball clearly wobbles before he makes contact.”

Luckily for the forward, Ruben Loftus-Cheek scored before half-time with a delightful chip to give the Blues the lead.

Broja will be hoping some of the teams interested in him weren’t watching his miss.

European Champions Real Madrid have reportedly emerged as the latest side to want the former Southampton loanee.

But Premier League sides Everton, West Ham and Newcastle have all been interested in claiming his signature.

Broja faces a fight to leave Stamford Bridge after reports earlier this week suggested Thomas Tuchel was blocking his departure.

The Chelsea boss oversaw both Udinese games and would have been happy to see Raheem Sterling score his first goal for the club since his big money move from Manchester City.





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