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Funniest Own-Goals Ever – Part II

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Funniest Own-Goals Ever – Part II

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Funniest Own-Goals Ever – Part II

Own-goals are the funniest thing you can see on a football field. Let’s check out three more of the most amusing ever!

Tony Popovic – Portsmouth vs. Crystal Palace (2004)

Perhaps the only thing anyone will remember about ex-Crystal Palace player Tony Popovic is this spectacular and hilarious own goal against Portsmouth in 2004. The goal is reminiscent of Gianfranco Zola’s incredible effort for Chelsea in the 2000/01 FA Cup, but unfortunately for Popovic it’s at the wrong end!

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The defender meets a cross by lazily flinging out his right boot. Somehow he miraculously redirects the ball into the far corner with his heel. For this attempted clearance, the centre-back goes down in the own-goal of hall of fame!

Vincent Kompany – Manchester City vs. Fulham (2013)

Vincent Kompany’s sliced clearance that looped into his own net back in 2013 will be remembered as one of the best English Premier League own-goals ever.

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A relatively tame cross is met with a wild swing of the defender’s boot, sending the ball spinning high into the air, over the goalkeeper, and in off the far post! 

While the Belgian centre-back is one of the finest defenders to have played in the Premier League, this was a rather amateurish moment from Manchester City’s ex-captain!

Fernando Marcal – Paris Saint-Germain vs. Lyon (2020)

It’s hard enough to play the European powerhouse that is Paris Saint-Germain at the best of times, trying as hard as possible to negate the attacking threats of Kylian Mbappe, Angel Di Maria, and these days Lionel Messi!

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Therefore, in this Ligue 1 encounter, the last thing Lyon need is their left-back smashing the ball into his own net. But what a smash it is, as he powers in the own-goal, after Julian Draxler’s hopeful ball back into the box!

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