Italian Soccer Goalkeeper Scores Crazy Wind-Assisted Own Goal to Lose Game (Video)

Some soccer coaches want their teams to keep the ball on the ground — presumably so something like this doesn’t happen.

A goalkeeper, playing for Delta Porto Tolle in its Serie D (Italian fourth division) game against Ischia, scored one of the craziest own-goals of all time.

The unfortunate shot-stopper thought he was making a routine clearance. That was until a strong gust of wind blew the ball back toward his goal.

It lingered in the air before eventually falling to the ground. It then bounced in that no-man’s land between the defenders and the goalkeeper and sailed into the open goal.

To make matters worse, the own-goal was the game-winner. The 31st-minute stroke of luck gave visiting Ischia a 2-0 lead. It would go on to win 2-1.

See the crazy, wind-assisted own goal in the video below.

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