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Is this the most ridiculous own goal ever?

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Is this the most ridiculous own goal ever?

Picture the scene - it's the semi-finals of an under-20 tournament at the National Games of China - a close-fought contest with neither side able to break the deadlock. Cue the most embarrassing own goal you're likely to see.

Liaoning were playing Xinjiang on Sunday, with the latter crashing out of the tournament in the most comical of fashions.

Xinjiang were left red-faced in the 62nd minute when their defender - and use the term loosely - attempted an acrobatic clearance with Liaoning pressing for an opener.

Rather than clear the danger, the ball trickled goal-wards. However, there didn't seem to be any danger. I mean, all the keeper had to do was control the ball and boot it away. How hard can it be, right?

Well, the spinning ball deceived the keeper, who subsequently miscontrolled with his feet before watching the ball roll into the net, despite his last-ditch lunge.

Really, there are no words. Watch the video above and see for yourself...

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