Saturday was not a great day for two goalkeepers on opposite sides of the world (video)

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AC Milan's <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/soccer/players/522628/" data-ylk="slk:Gianluigi Donnarumma">Gianluigi Donnarumma</a> is going to want this goal he conceded back. (Getty)
AC Milan's Gianluigi Donnarumma is going to want this goal he conceded back. (Getty)

Playing goalkeeper is hard. Your reflexes have to be pinpoint-sharp. Quite often, some of the most skilled and athletic players on teams are actually the keepers themselves.

You would not know that from watching two of Saturday’s most howler-ific highlights.

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In San Jose, Quakes keeper Daniel Vega completely whiffed when coming out for a through-ball, and LAFC’s Carlos Vela rubbed in the mistake by essentially dribbling into an open net:

It was the opening goal of LAFC’s 5-0 victory, so even if Vega had played it well, at least it didn’t outright cost the Quakes the game.

The same can’t be said for AC Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma, the 20-year-old assumptive heir to Gianluigi Buffon as Italy’s No. 1 goalkeeper.

Donnarumma’s sloppy pass hit the feet of Sampdoria’s Gregoire Defrel, and the fortunate deflection tucked itself back into the net:

The goal came inside of a minute. A Sampdoria victory – 1-0 at that – came 90 minutes later.

Milan is clinging to the fourth and final Champions League spot in Serie A, and it can’t afford mistakes like Donnarumma made.

Vega and Donnarumma may have never met, but they can toast to each other’s woes on this day.

Joey Gulino is the editor of Yahoo Soccer and moonlights as a writer. Follow him on Twitter at @JGulinoYahoo.

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