Andreas Isaksson produces epic howler for Kasimpasa v Bursaspor

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Andreas Isaksson has enjoyed a pretty decent career.

The 24-year-old has been at some pretty big clubs including Juventus, Manchester City and PSV Eindhoven. He has also been capped 127 times by the Swedish national team.

Now with Kasımpaşa in the Turkish league, Isaksson produced a serious contender for the worst howler of his career against Bursaspor on Sunday.


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The veteran keeper received a pass back from one of his defenders and went to trap the ball.

However, his right leg slipped and he watched as the ball trickled agonisingly into the back of his own net. (Scroll down to watch Isaksson’s howler).

Video: Andreas Isaksson's howler

To compound Isaksson’s misery, that was the fourth goal he conceded during the match.

Fortunately, a late consolation from André Castro restored some pride for Kasımpaşa, who were beaten 4-1 at the Timsah Arena.

For Isaksson, it was a performance to forget.

Remember this save from Messi in 2013?

It’s all a far cry from three years ago, when the same goalkeeper saved a shot from Lionel Messi with a bicycle kick - yes, really - in an international match between Sweden and Argentina.

Isaksson's final appearance for Man City...

Premier League fans may well remember Isaksson thanks to his brief spell with Manchester City.

His final appearance in England’s top division came on May 11 2008 - the final day of the 2007-08 campaign - when he conceded eight goals in an 8-1 defeat against Middlesbrough.

Boro ran riot against Sven-Goran Eriksson’s men but, in truth, the scoreline could have been far worse had Isaksson not pulled off several superb saves.

Isaksson made a total of 20 appearances for City before being replaced by Joe Hart, who has remained the first-choice goalkeeper at the Etihad Stadium ever since.

Encouragement for Sweden's Euro 2016 opponents

After four years with PSV, Isaksson joined his current employers in 2012 and is expected to start for Sweden at this summer’s European Championships in France.

His latest howler will certainly provide encouragement for Belgium, Italy and the Republic of Ireland, who are all in Group E with Erik Hamren’s men.

Sweden kick off their Euro 2016 campaign against Ireland at the Stade de France on June 13.

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