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Swiss Super League begins new season with beautiful own goal

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There's no better way to start a new season than with a beautiful goal, but Young Boys' Milan Gajic might not agree with that statement right now.

Eager to improve on last season's third-place finish, Young Boys kicked off the new Swiss Super League campaign against St. Gallen. With the match even at 1-1 in the 52nd minute, Gajic attempted to end St. Gallen's attack with a nervous clearance over his own net, but instead he pulled off a lovely half volley that zipped in between the goalkeeper and the crossbar to give the home side a 2-1 advantage.

To Gajic's great relief, Young Boys managed to equalize in added time and the match ended in a 2-2 draw. 

Ever since FIFA created the Puskas Award for the year's most beautiful goal in 2009, it has been my dream that an own goal would one day win it. And with goals like this, we're definitely getting closer to that day.

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