Hamburg goalkeeper's bizarre self-goal/From Twitter
A comic and bizarre moment was recorded Friday night in the Hamburg derby in the second Bundesliga. A very strange own goal was recorded in the match between Hamburg and St. Pauli, which is being played at this time.
In the 27th minute of the game, Hamburg's defenders moved around their part of the pitch, inside the area, and tried to develop an attack. What emerged, however, was a strange combination of passes between the defenders, culminating in one of them calmly handing back to goalkeeper Daniel Hoyer Fernandez. Fernandez's reaction, right near the goal line, was no less bizarre. The ball bounced on a mound, and Fernandez, trying to push away, kicked powerfully into his own goal.
"This may be the worst self-goal of all time," they wrote on social media, where Fernandez and the Hamburg players' "performance" spread like wildfire.
The face says it all. Fernandez after the nonsensical goal/Getty Images, Daniel Heuer Fernandes neuer
The bizarre mistake is particularly surprising given the record of the 31-year-old Fernandez, a veteran and experienced goalkeeper known for his excellent footplay. Fernandez is considered an important link in Hamburg's attacking build-up, touching the ball an average of 60 times per game – more than senior goalkeepers known for their quality footplay such as Manuel Neuer and Alisson. Just yesterday, Fernandez was referred to in a comprehensive profile article published about him in The Athletic, "Neuer of the second Bundesliga."
St. Pauli came into the game from first place with a 3-point advantage over second-placed Hamburg.
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