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Boa Esporte 'keeper nets worst own goal of all-time candidate

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Sometimes in football, try as you might, the ball is destined to end up in the back of the net. Just ask João Carlos of Brazilian Serie B side Boa Esporte.

During the club’s weekend fixture Avai the ‘keeper was the unfortunate scorer of arguably one of the most humiliating own goals of all time, with a diving header. Don’t worry, you read it right, he scored a diving header into his own goal.

In what would usually only be possible in a comedy flick or hilarious sketch, the ‘keeper not only failed to cut out an Avai cross, resulting in him floundering around the floor, but then had the ball kicked at his head by the defender on the line, before it flew into the open net.

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Obviously it was enough to suitably deflate Carlos and his teammates, as they went on to lose the match 2-0. As if the video wasn’t humiliating itself there was no subsequent rallying which produced a fight-back; the embarrassing own goal effectively rounded off a miserable afternoon.

In truth fans of Boa must be wondering what they did so wrong to incur the wrath of Lady Luck. A rebounded own-goal is bad, but the fact that it came as a result of a goal-line clearance, as the ‘keeper scrambled back to his position, must have been a very difficult pill to swallow indeed.

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