Football

Skrtel, what are you doing?.

Martin Skrtel scores amazing solo goal for Fenerbahce

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Martin Skrtel was renowned for scoring a certain type of goal during his Liverpool career: own goals.

On December 6, 2015, the Slovakian joined Jamie Carragher in second place on the all-time Premier League own goals list when he put the ball past Simon Mignolet in a 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United.

It was his seventh own goal in the league. He managed four in the entire 2013-14 league season, a record that is likely to stand for some time.

Skrtel scored 18 at the right end in his nine seasons at Anfield. Two per season is certainly not going to get people mentioning him in the same sentence as Sergio Ramos, who already has 10 this season for Real Madrid.

But can Ramos say that he’s scored from nearly 30 yards out after a quality solo run? Skrtel can.

The 32-year-old, who signed for Fenerbahce last summer, left Twitter stunned with his goal for Fenerbahce in their 3-2 defeat to Konyaspor yesterday evening.

Skrtel's cracker

When most centre-backs receive the ball inside their own half, they very often look for a simple pass or go long. 

p1bbf7jfe41onaoalq2l1svl1qp39.jpg

Not Skrtel. He advanced into Konyaspor’s half and we can only imagine that once he started, he thought ‘why stop’.

p1bbf7jti419fb1ptl1okp1jg9djdb.jpg

Konyaspor’s players looked equally confused by what was happening. Watch their defending in the video below - it’s clear that they all expected Skrtel to pass eventually.

p1bbf7k75pk2jfp5gcv1u6jvmvd.jpg

But he didn’t and soon found himself within shooting range. He left fly and, helped by some questionable goalkeeping, the ball found its way into the bottom corner.

Video: Skrtel's amazing goal

Amazing.

Twitter couldn't believe it

The reaction on Twitter was one of pure disbelief.

It wasn't a good night for Fenerbahce

Skrtel’s goal made it 1-1 but Fenerbahce couldn’t push on and fell to a surprise defeat, Riad Bajic and Omer Sahiner netting for Konyaspor.

There was more misery for the hosts when Fernandao went off injured with a horrific arm injury. Click HERE to watch it.

As for Skrtel, teams certainly won’t be backing off him in future.

Liverpool fans: How do you reflect on Skrtel's career in England? Let us know in the comments section below!

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Liverpool
Football
Premier League
Robin Van Persie
Steven Gerrard
Dirk Kuyt
Martin Skrtel

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again