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(Video) Kerem Demirbay missed an open goal from point-blank range during Leverkusen v Gladbach

The Bundesliga was the first of the ‘big 5’ leagues to resume action after the pandemic-induced suspension.

Naturally, a two month suspension of football has meant that the players are still feeling their way back to regular football.

Hence, uncharacteristic errors might be commonplace on the pitch over the next few weeks.

Kerem Demirbay would definitely blame the extended break as the problem, after he failed to put away an extremely simple chance.

In Bayer Leverkusen’s game against Borussia Monchengladbach, an interception in the opposition’s half led to a break for Leverkusen which led to Kai Havertz hitting the crossbar.

The rebound fell to a completely unmarked Demirbay, who took a touch, before shockingly hitting the ball onto ‘Gladbach defender Nico Elvedi’s outstretched leg.

Considering the goalkeeper was nowhere in sight, it was a chance that should have been put away with ease.

By Abhay Kartha

I love watching football and my free time is usually spent watching the highlights of games, as well as updating my knowledge about what's currently happening on and off the pitch.

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