James Milner is the king of UEFA Champions League assists, but surely this isn’t what he had in mind.
The Liverpool FC midfielder scored a comical own goal for AS Roma Wednesday in his team’s Champions League semifinal game. The Reds were leading 1-0 when defender Dejan Lovren booted his attempted clearance off Milner’s face into their own goal.
Milner has set a Champions League record with nine assists this season. He won’t be credited with another after the own goal, but the internet is having a little fun with it anyway.
Milner’s goal represented a ray of hope for Roma, but Liverpool regained the lead just nine minutes later on Georginio Wijnaldum’s goal.
The Reds won the series 7-6 on aggregate goals.
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