Embarrassing Panenka Among Biggest World Football Blunders of the Weekend
We’ve tracked down some knee-slappers for your amusement in this installment of the Biggest World Football Blunders of the Weekend.
Once again our search for the strange took us to Lithuania (why do so many football funnies take place there?), and our riotous road trip also included stops in Estonia, Italy, Germany and Australia, where we may have unearthed the worst Panenka of all time time.
So, without further ado, we give you the most bizarre moments from the past few days of football.
5. Mascot Sent off
Hoffenheim finished a respectable ninth in the Bundesliga this season—helped along in no small part by Roberto Firmino’s 16 goals.
So you could forgive the club mascot’s excitement at the Brazilian’s volley against Eintracht Braunschweig on Saturday, only its over-exuberance (and pitch invasion) saw its ejection to the stands.
No matter for Hoffenheim, who went on to wrap up their campaign with a 3-1 victory.
4. Bellini Own Goal
Atalanta beat AC Milan 2-1 on Sunday. And they would have kept a clean sheet had they been able to keep the ball out of the back of their own net.
But shortly after halftime, Gianpaolo Bellini turned Sulley Muntari’s cross past Atalanta goalkeeper Andrea Consigli to gift the Rossoneri the lead.
Thankfully for Bellini, however, goals from German Denis and Franco Brienza overturned the deficit and put the hosts on course for a 2-1 win.
3. Goalkeeper Storms off the Pitch
This one comes from Estonia’s second division, where Puuma were thumped 6-0 away to Vandra on Friday.
But after the fifth goal, Puuma goalkeeper Vitas Malisauskas had endured enough and walked off the pitch.
Vandra’s sixth came from the penalty spot after one of Malisauskas’ teammates was penalised for handling the ball inside the area.
2. Three Own Goals in 10 Matches
Lithuanian outfit Dainava have conceded 62 goals in just 11 matches this season, although three of them have come from one of their own players.
Midfielder Nedas Ceplinskas, 18, scored two own goals in a 5-0 loss to Suduva and added another in a 7-0 trouncing by Atlantas for a total of three for the season.
1. Worst Panenka Ever
Special thanks to 101 Great Goals for this one.
The footage was shot at a Sunday league match in Sydney and shows a player miss a Panenka attempt from the penalty spot.
But not only that—he then scuffs the rebound with the net gaping!