Sometimes in sports, it’s just not your night. And for Roman Celentano, the goalkeeper for Major League Soccer’s FC Cincinnati, that was the case on Saturday.
FC Cincinnati was already having a rough game against St. Louis City SC, trailing 4-0 in the second half. St. Louis’ Rasmus Alm looked to build on that lead when he fired a shot from just outside of the box.
The shot got by Celentano but was off the mark, hitting off of the post. That ended up being bad news for the goalkeeper. Because while getting beat by a rocket shot from Alm would have been bad, it wouldn’t have been particularly embarrassing. The same can not be said for what actually happened.
Alm’s shot banged off of the post and right to Celentano, who had his back to the net. The ball then hit off of Celentano’s head and bounced into the net for an own goal.
Now this is one you don't see too often. 😬 pic.twitter.com/T7h73SbdR5
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) April 16, 2023
That just feels like a Southwest Airlines “Wanna get away?” commercial or that it only should be viewed with Daniel Powter’s “Bad Day” playing in the background.
Soccer fans felt for Celentano after this mistake.
— MLS NETWORK (@mlsnetwork) April 16, 2023
— Ken Fang — Very Asian (@fangsbites) April 16, 2023
Was sitting behind the goal still don’t know how this went in 🤷♂️ https://t.co/PdSaBevckO
— Joe Landis (@GingerAfflicted) April 16, 2023
Oh man… https://t.co/DSBE3IIzD2
— Robyn ❤️🖤⚽️ (@robynsaghini) April 16, 2023
If there’s any good news, it’s the game situation. If you’re ever going to make an all-time bad blooper, you might as well do it in a blowout game. Sure, it’s still embarrassing but at least it didn’t really cost Celentano or his team anything.