Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Own Goal Sinks Bosnia-Herzegovina's Shot at Draw with Brazil

Yesterday, Bosnia-Herzegovina took on world powerhouse Brazil in an international friendly in St. Gallen, Switzerland. The Brazilians took an early lead when Marcelo scored in the 4th minute. The early goal suggested that Brazil might ultimately overpower the Balkans side, but in the 13th minute Vedad Ibisevic picked the equalizer for Bosnia-Herzegovina. The match staid at a 1-1 scoreline through the rest of regulation time, and when it looked like Bosnia-Herzegovina was going to hold the Brazilians to a draw, Sasa Papac managed a stoppage time own goal, giving Brazil a 2-1 win - one of those perfect Southwest Airlines 'Gotta Get Away' moments.

Speaking of own goals, here's one scored by Galatasaray's Semih Kaya in this past weekend's match with Besiktas, an own goal that got Deadspin to bring up the issue of match-fixing:

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