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Strong gust of wind turns goalkeeper’s clearance into own goal

Ryan Bailey
Dirty Tackle

The wind is the worst. It powered the ships that made pirates and vikings do terrible things. It makes old houses sound like they're haunted. And it causes goalkeepers to inadvertently score own goals when they're attempting routine clearances.

In Italy, a strong gust conspired against Delta Porto Tolle's keeper in their Serie D match with Ischia, gifting a 2-0 lead the away side after 31 minutes. The match finished 2-1 to the visitors, meaning the wind was technically responsible for the win. If it is possible to sign bulk movements of air to a football squad, Ischia should definitely look into it for next season.

Incidentally, this isn't the first time the wind has decided it wants to join in the fun: here's a wind goal from Israel and here's one from Germany.

Video H/T: 101GG

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