Skip to [1.35] to see the second own goal
Eintracht Braunschweig — who are rock bottom of the Bundesliga in their first season in the German top flight for 28 years — hosted Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday. It was a peculiar game, in which the 1-1 scoreline was the result of calamitous own goals from both goalkeepers.
In the 24th minute, Braunschweig keeper Daniel Davari should have collected Raffael Araújo's corner, but instead allowed it cannon off of his own thigh into the back of the net.
In the second half, Marc-André ter Stegen made his opposite number feel a little better when he struggled to control a harmless back pass from defender Filip Daems. The Gladbach keeper watched in horror as the ball bounced over his foot, then gently rolled over the line for an equalizer. From the replay, it is clear that the back pass was not even headed for the goal before the keeper touched it.
Ter Stegen will need absolutely no reminder that his howler was virtually a carbon copy of the own goal he conceded in Germany's 4-3 defeat to the United States last summer:
The German press recently claimed Ter Stegen had a secret medical with Barcelona ahead of a move this summer. After seeing lightning strike twice, perhaps the Blaugrana will turn their interest to someone with safer feet...
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