It’s been a great week for gaffs.
While most European leagues are reaching the business end of the seasons, some countries are patiently waiting for their new campaigns to kick-off. This situation brought Swedish outfit Elfsborg and Russian powerhouse CSKA Moscow together in a friendly at the weekend, and the match was made famous by a remake of Paul Robinson’s infamous clanger against Croatia.
Substitute Gary Neville for Swedish defender Johan Karlsson and replace Robbo for keeper Joakim Wulff and be prepared to giggle!
Next we head to Portugal for the best/worst own goal of the week – a goal which may have a major impact in the outcome of the Liga Sagres season. Current league leaders Benfica missed the opportunity to secure an important win over Vitoria Setubal on Saturday, allowing four-points-behind Braga the chance to come storming back into the title race with two games in hand.
Benfica’s evening started well as they were gifted the lead thanks to an own goal from the wonderfully named Zoro, but the charity was soon reciprocated when Benfica centre-half David Luiz had a total brain meltdown. With not a single player pressurising him, and with time and space to hoof a clearance far up the field, all the plonker Luiz could pull off was this.
We end off our idiots of the week with a brilliant amateur video from the Racing Genk-Standard Liege match on Sunday night in Belgian. Ignoring all common-sense over the weather, check out the brilliant mankini wearing streaker!
Onto the list where its a brilliant collection of strikes once again. As usual, all we ask is that you sit back and enjoy!
1. Marat Izmailov (Porto v Sporting Libson, Feb. 2, 2010)
2. Caca (Flamengo v Olaria, Feb. 3, 2010)
3. Neymar (Santo Andre v Santos, Feb. 3, 2010)
4. Lionel Messi (Barcelona v Getafe, Feb. 6, 2010)
5. Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid v Espanyol, Feb. 6, 2010)
6. Mohamed Diame (Sunderland v Wigan, Feb. 6, 2010)
7. Robinho (Sao Paulo v Santos, Feb. 7, 2010)
8. Giannis Taralidis (Olympiakos v Levadiakos, Feb. 7, 2010)
9. Ayman Abdelaziz (Fenerbahce v Diyarbakirspor, Feb. 7, 2010)
10. Kevin De Bruyne (Genk v Standard Liege, Feb. 7, 2010) (3rd goal on the video)
Narrowly missing the cut were goals from Mbark Boussoufa, Hernanes, Orlando Engelaar, Eder Marcelo, Matthew Amoah, Edison Cavani, Ever Banega, George Boateng, Umut Bulut, Vicente Moreno and Didier Drogba.