Video Pick: Own goal from 45 yards!

Thank you, Geoffrey Kondogbia, it’s been too long since we've had a good own goal, and you delivered a doozy. Inter Milan's French defender scored Cheslea’s goal, in a 2-1 Inter friendly win in Asia, with a 45-yard chip over his own keeper, Daniele Padelli.

5 comments about "Video Pick: Own goal from 45 yards!".
  1. Nick Daverese, July 30, 2017 at 7:56 p.m.

    Oh brother I think teams pass back too much when they are under a little bit of pressure. I think in the 1980s Stuttgart hardly ever made a back pass and if they did their fans would whistle there version of a boo.

  2. Kenneth Barr, July 31, 2017 at 8:07 a.m.

    It reminds me of an own goal scored by Jeff Hopkins of Crystal Palace vs Millwall in the fall of 1989 in the old English Division 1. He chipped his keeper, Perry Suckling, from not quite as far but it was a league game. Back then keepers could handle back passes but this one cleared the keeper by a good ten feet from about 30 yards. Just prior to that game, Palace were thrashed 0-9 at Anfield. They beat Millwall 4-3 in at home on braces from Ian Wiright and Mark Bright while Sheringham and Anthrobus scored for the Lions. Palace completed the double later on with a 2-0 win at The Den. Millwall was relegated while Palace finished 15th in the league and were the beaten finalists in the 1990 FA Cup after a replay to Manchester Utd. On the way, they beat Liverpool in the Cup semi-final 4-3 (aet) at Villa Park on goals from Bright, O'Reilly, Gray and Pardew.

  3. beautiful game, July 31, 2017 at 11:39 a.m.

    The main purpose of play is to maintain possession and control; with back passes to open more space. I guess some prefer booming the ball forward when pressure confronts technically & mentally weak players. In this instance, it was an anomaly which rarely happens.

  4. Nick Daverese, July 31, 2017 at 1:40 p.m.

    You don't have to back pass that far away. It was a stupid play. Plus you don't make a back pass on goal it always should be to the outside of the goal. So if a mistake happens you give up a corner and not an own goal. Got an answer for that think hard.

  5. Bob Ashpole, August 1, 2017 at 12:54 a.m.

    Got to agree with Nick on this one. A player should always be think about what to do with the ball so they aren't surprised and panic when they get the ball.

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