Champions League: RB Leipzig's Nodi Mukelele scored a hilarious own goal vs Man City

What was he thinking?!

Kevin De Bruyne is the best crosser of a ball in world football.

A lot of players excel in the department, but Manchester City's Belgian magician is just a cut above the rest.

De Bruyne's crossing ability is so good that it forced RB Leipzig's Nordi Mukiele to score one of the most hilarious own goals we've seen in a long, long time.

Just after the half-hour mark in Wednesday's Champions League tie at the Etihad, the City man picked up the ball on the right-hand side and whipped in a delicious ball.

It was inch-perfect and it didn't matter that there wasn't a teammate in the penalty box to make the most of it.

That's because Mukiele decided to try and head the ball back to his goalkeeper from a difficult angle and instead of defusing the situation, the French defender scored a comical own goal.

Honestly, we still don't know why he attempted it...

Video: Mukiele's hilarious own goal

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Why didn't he just head the ball out for a corner?!

Yes, there was a City player behind him, but the Leipzig man still should have dealt with the situation - despite the fact De Bruyne's cross was absolutely magnificent.

Mukiele's own goal gave City a 2-0 lead at the Etihad after Nathan Ake had put the hosts ahead with a powerful header from a corner in the 16th-minute.

Leipzig did manage to halve the deficit just prior to the half-time break through talented midfielder Christopher Nkunku.

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However, City restored their two-goal advantage before the interval through Riyad Mahrez, the Algerian forward firing home from the penalty spot after VAR declared that Lukas Klostermann had handled the ball inside the box.

The second half of the match was absolutely bonkers, with the hosts eventually winning by a scoreline of 6-3 on their home patch.

Jack Grealish, Joao Cancelo and Gabriel Jesus netted the goals for City, while Nkunku grabbed Leipzig's other two to complete his hat-trick.

What a game!

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