It’s a major tournament moment that Spain’s national soccer team goalkeeper Unai Simón will definitely want to forget.
A momentary lapse of concentration saw the shot-stopper score a shocker of an own goal during Spain’s second-round European Championships game against Croatia on Monday.
Midfielder Pedri passed the ball back to Simón, but it skipped off his boot and rolled into the net to give Croatia a 1-0 lead.
“It’s a slip-up that you certainly don’t see every day, an oops moment and then some,” said ESPN commentator Derek Rae.
Watch the video here:
UNAI SIMON, WHAT IS GOING ON 😱 pic.twitter.com/GqHTbarCUo
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 28, 2021
Simón, 24, looked utterly dejected following the howler ― the ninth own goal of the entire tournament so far.
But he redeemed himself later in the match, pulling off a string of vital saves as Spain fought back to win 5-3 in extra time and earn a quarter-final spot against Switzerland on Friday.
Watch some of the championship’s other own goals below:
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 11, 2021
MATS HUMMELS OWN GOAL 😱 pic.twitter.com/kq9y5DHRF0
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 15, 2021 RELATED… Greenpeace Protester Parachutes Into Euro 2020 Stadium, Injures 2 Danish Soccer Player Christian Eriksen Shares First Instagram Post Since Collapse On Field National Women's Soccer League Player Comes Out As Transgender Man Download Calling all HuffPost superfans! Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost’s next chapter Join HuffPost