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Own goal from outside the area in Greece
by Samuel Charles, October 26th, 2012 12:39AM

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[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Giourkas Seitaridis showed Lazio some extraordinary hospitality with an embarrassing back pass for Panathinaikos, which gave the visitors a first-half lead in Europa League play on Thursday.

Three weeks ago we showed you one of the craziest own goals ever, also in Greece. Here's another.

Seitaridis, a veteran defender, is surely grateful this game finished tied 1-1, but as you’ll see, there’s plenty of blame to go around in this astonishing bit of buffoonery from Greece.

Lazio sends a long ball into the box and a Panathinaikos defender heads it into no man’s land. Goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis, eager to help out, tracks it down outside the area, but instead of choosing safety first he tries to pass his way out of trouble. Seitaridis, under little pressure, applies the coup de grace himself with a back pass he’s likely to be reminded of well after he retires ...

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