An own goal from Spain goalkeeper Unai Simon produced one of the most bizarre moments of Euro 2020.
During the first half of his side’s last-16 clash against Croatia in Copenhagen, Simon was left red-faced after taking his eye off the ball from a simple backpass from Pedri in midfield.
Perhaps eyeing up his next move, the Athletic Bilbao stopper failed to trap the ball, allowing it to deflect off his ankle and roll into the empty net.
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“Would you believe it? An absolute nightmare for Spain” said ITV commentator Joe Speight.
“That’s one of the most bizarre own goals we’ve seen in this tournament,” added co-commentator Emma Hayes.
Spain equalised before half-time through Pablo Sarabia, second half goals from Cesar Azpilicueta and Ferran Torres looked to have sealed their quarter final place.
However, an 85th minute goal from Mislav Orsic set up a thrilling finale, and Mario Pasalisc's stoppage time header completed the Croatia comeback and sent the game to extra time.
Goals from Alvaro Morata and Mikel Oyarzabal in the first half of the extended period then swung a remarkable game back in Spain's favour.
They now face Switzerland, who stunned France on penalties later in the evening.
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