Own-goals are either utterly hilarious, completely unfortunate or just plain stupid from the guilty party. This latest one from Germany’s Bundesliga is both unfortunate and hilarious. It’s a unique but beautiful blend for the viewer. So much so, you’ll want to watch it again, and again, and again.
During Saturday’s match between Mainz 05 and FC Augsburg, Augsburg goalkeeper Marwin Hitz tipped a shot from just inside the 18-yard box on to the post, but soon found himself in the way of the resulting clearance. The ball smashed him in the face and rebounded straight into the net. Poor sod.
Is this the most comical own-goal ever? It has to be up there, surely?