World Football

Goalkeeper in Sweden Equalises with Stunning 93rd-Minute Volley

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterSeptember 30, 2013

Take a bow, Bjorn Akesson.

His IFK Varnamo side were 3-2 down at home to Varbergs in the 93rd minute of their match in Sweden's second tier, when he latched on to a loose ball in the penalty area and rifled home a volley.

For any player, it would have been a fine strike at a crunch moment—but Akesson, 35, is actually the team's goalkeeper.

The scale of the goal and what it meant can be seen in the extraordinary celebrations that follow.

The league table tells its own story—the two teams are 13th and 14th in the division, and in the relegation playoff places.

With the season fast drawing to a close, the point they picked up kept them ahead of Varbergs, who would have leapfrogged them with a victory. 

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