It’s a bit early to tell, but Evgen Eliseev might have scored the own goal of the season. On the opening day of the Ukranian Premier League, the player slid in to stop opposing players from attacking, only to swipe the ball past his goalkeeper and into the net from 30 yards out. It helped his team, Goverla, lose 3-2 to opposition Chernomorets. According to FIFA’s rules, if it’s a deliberate back pass, the goalkeeper cannot handle the ball, so he had to attempt to head it out. At least the goalkeeper seemed to get a laugh out of the incident.
by Nigel Assam