There was a classic in the MLS this week as Chicago Fire drew 3-3 with Philadelphia Union. A game that contained not just one, but two own goals – one for each side. The first from Union defender Jakob Glesnes was a real cracker.
In a big week for international football where everyone should be celebrating the best football has to offer, Haiti keeper Josué Duverger stole all the headlines with this abominable bit of control that sent his side towards a 3-0 drubbing against Canada. Dreadful.
Internacional defender Zé Gabriel probably wishes he’d gotten off to a better start in the new Serie A season in Brasil – this truly catastrophic intervention completing a miserable afternoon for his side, who were smashed 5-1 by Fortaleza.
Grêmio are on course to reach the final stages of this year’s Copa do Brasil if they can hang on to a 2-0 aggregate lead over Brasiliense. Their lead could have been more comfortable, though, had Ricardinho not somehow managed to miss an open goal from three yards out.
Some big names in German football are heading down to the second tier next season (Schalke 04, Werder Bremen and FC Köln to be precise) and Paderborn’s Aristote Nkaka showed them what they can expect with this horrifying ordeal of an own goal.
Sergio Reguilon probably wishes games were still behind closed doors, as 10,000 Spurs fans were there to witness this particular clanger at the weekend. Not only did it contribute to his side’s 2-1 home defeat, but it was also the 1000th own goal in Premier League history. Quite the way to bring up that particular landmark, and nice to be the answer to a pub quiz question for years to come…
AS Monaco stuffed fourth tier minnows Rumilly Vallières 5-1 in the semi-finals of the Coupe de France this week but FM2014 wonderkid Kevin Volland had a night to forget – failing to score and providing us with this horrific miss.
Peterborough United deservedly secured promotion to the Championship at the weekend following a remarkable game at London Road. Going 3-0 down to Lincoln City, the Posh left it till the 96th minute to pull it back to 3-3 following the award of an extremely dubious penalty.
Reading’s Lucas João is the unlucky winner of this week’s wooden spoon thanks to his eye-catching labours away at Oakwell, where the Royals drew 1-1 with Barnsley. All things considered, João probably should have done a bit better.
If you thought terrible penalty run-ups had peaked in the mid-2010s, you’d be wrong. This week Roma’s Lorenzo Pellegrini thought he’d stutter and skip his way towards his penalty kick against Braga. Obviously he missed – and deservedly so we reckon. Shocking stuff.
La Liga table-toppers Atletico Madrid couldn’t overcome little old Levante on Wednesday, the Frogs manfully holding Simeone’s lot to a 1-1 draw. The outcome would have been very different, however, if Atletico forward Angel Correa hadn’t missed this absolute sitter. Shocking stuff.
Despite all the evidence that overly-elaborate set pieces are in fact a massive waste of time, Karlsruher SC still thought they’d give it a shot in Bundlesliga 2 this week – coming up with this naff corner kick routine that ultimately led to… nothing?