Soccer can see some embarrassing own goals sometimes, but the one Minnesota United goalkeeper Sammy Ndjock scored Wednesday night in an international friendly against AFC Bournemouth may take the cake. Ndjock came out to steal a ball from an attacker, then set up to throw it to a teammate, but appeared to slip as he threw and sent the ball back into his own net:

What’s really remarkable here is how slowly the ball seems to be moving, and how Ndjock’s mad dash to try to keep it out still came up short. There aren’t too many own goals where you see a keeper directly put it into their own net while under no threat, and this one’s a particularly notable example of just what can go wrong. It was part of a less-than-stellar night for Minnesota United all around, as they wound up losing 3-0. Still, at least this game didn’t count for anything.

[SB Nation]

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