Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky became a topic on social media this weekend as she scored the ‘own goal of the century‘ in a Bundesliga match.
A back pass went horribly wrong for Hradecky who completely fluffed his clearance, slicing the ball into his own net in a disastrous sequence.
The Slovakian stopper looked sheepishly to the ground after allowing Arminia Bielefeld back in the game.
Own goal of the century by Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Lukas Hradeckypic.twitter.com/tvmxzzIaCc
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Leverkusen were 1-0 up thanks to an early Leon Bailey goal when Hradecky’S howler just after the break handed Bielefeld an equaliser.
With no opponent near him, Hradecky watched in horror as a clearance kick spun off his boot and rolled over the goal-line behind him.
However, his blushes were spared when Aleksandar Dragovic stabbed home a late winning goal.
The relieved 30-year-old Finland goalkeeper hugged Dragovic in gratitude at the final whistle.
“The team and Dragovic helped me out – my beer will taste good after this,” added a relieved Hradecky.
It was a curious away win for Leverkusen, who lost both their twin defenders Sven and Lars Bender to injury, Sports Bible reports.
Leverkusen captain Lars was replaced with deep bruising for the start of the second-half.
Sven was replaced soon after by match-winner Dragovic when he was injured in a challenge.