Goals from beyond the halfway line are extremely unusual. You only a few every year.
Wayne Rooney, David Beckham and Xabi Alonso are just a handful names that have actually accomplished that feat.
A Japanese second tier side actually managed to score not one, but two goals from their own-half this weekend.
And, amazingly, they occurred within 90 seconds of each other.
Montedio Yamagata welcomed Ehime FC to the ND Soft Stadium for their J2 League clash earlier on Sunday.
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They struck the opener in the 38th minute through Takahiro Yanagi.
And they then struck their two goals from long-range midway through the second half.
Ehime gave the ball away in their opponents half and Shun Nakamura spotted Masahiro Okamoto
well off his line.
He went for goal and his effort gave Okamoto no chance.
It was a bad mistake by Okamoto. But he clearly didn't learn from his error as he conceded a near identical goal just 90 seconds later.
Ehime gave away the ball once again just seconds after the restart.
Okamoto was well off his line once again, leading to Tatsuhiro Sakamoto trying his long range from just beyond the halfway line.
He didn't connect with the ball cleanly at all. The ball hardly got off the ground.
But Okamoto couldn't sort his feet out and failed in stopping the ball from going into the corner of his net.
There were no further goals in the game as Yamagata comfortably claimed all three points.
At least Okamoto learned not to stand well out of his goal for the remainder of the game.
But he'll undoubtedly still be having nightmares for many days to come.News Now - Sport News