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5 Biggest Blunders in World Football from Weekend of August 22-24

Karl MatchettFeatured ColumnistAugust 25, 2014

5 Biggest Blunders in World Football from Weekend of August 22-24

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    Another weekend of action has passed us by, with competitive games for 2014-15 now firmly on the cards in every major league.

    We've scoured all areas for some of the biggest errors of the weekend to bring you our five big blunders, and this time we're firmly encamped in Germany for plenty of our roundup.

    Enjoy, suggest your own below, and vote for what you think was the worst miss.

Branimir Hrgota

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    First up is Branimir Hrgota, who suffered a dreadful moment of misfortune in front of goal for Borussia Monchengladbach.

    The ball reached him on the far post after a cross from the right, and he simply had to poke home, with the goalkeeper having gone walkabouts. He didn't.

    Heja Bundesliga provided a video of Hrgota's shocker.

Junior Malanda

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    Think that was bad?

    Here's Wolfsburg's Junior Malanda with a shocker against Bayern Munich, not the opposition to pass up free routes to goal against if you want a positive result.

    Which was worse? Tell us what you think in the comments section.

Mikel Rico

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    What's going on with Mikel Rico?

    The Athletic Bilbao midfielder might not be the most technical player to ever roam the planet, but he's usually pretty adept at controlling and passing on the ball. So any clues as to what on earth was possessing him at the weekend would be appreciated—he seemed to lose sight of his feet, of the ball, of everything.

    Jamie Kemp caught Rico's moment of madness.

Shocker in Denmark

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    No names here unfortunately, but this miss came from the Danish second division at the weekend, per 101 Great Goals.

    It's almost two in one, in fact: a horrendous attempt at a save by the goalkeeper, then a dreadful finish on the rebound from the striker, playing for AGF.

Dortmund Conceding Fastest Bundesliga Goal

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    We finish up back in Germany, where Borussia Dortmund managed to concede the fastest ever Bundesliga goal against Bayer Leverkusen at the weekend.

    Leverkusen went on to win 2-0, with this goal from Karim Bellarabi coming just nine seconds after kick-off.

    Not the best way for BVB to open the 2014-15 season.

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