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Montenegrin goalkeeper concedes suspiciously awful goal in Europa League qualifying

As the World Cup approaches its climax, many of Europe's smaller clubs have been battling in the 2014/15 Europa League qualifying phase. Last Thursday, Montenegro's FK Čelik Nikšić hosted Slovenian PrvaLiga side Koper in the first leg of the first qualifying round.

The home side were beaten 5-0, thanks in part to a goal in which their goalkeeper appeared to jump over the ball, allowing it to roll into the net unimpeded.

This hilariously bad goalkeeping has raised some eyebrows, with one Hungarian website calling it a "scandal" while suggesting Čelik capitulated in a "suspicious manner." Several reports also claimed that the home team "seemed uninterested." 

With such superb goalkeeping on display in Brazil, it's good to know that the Europa League is providing some karmic balance.

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