World of Sport

Goalkeeper’s freak own goal leaves opposition giggling

World of Sport

Goalkeeper Michel Alves has been responsible for one of the strangest own goals of recent times in a second-tier match in Brazil.

The stopper, plying his trade for Criciuma against America Mineiro, had a busy afternoon, with his side slipping to a 4-0 defeat.

But he could have made life considerably easier for himself. Having made a comfortable low save with the score at 2-0, Alves rises to his feet, knocks the ball, like a bar of soap, off his knee and into the goal without a soul anywhere near him.

With the rest of the field having turned away expecting a big clearance up the pitch, it takes a while for everyone to realise what has happened - but once it does, the opposition cannot help themselves giggling.

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