There are many beautiful sights in football: a goal from Lionel Messi, Gareth Bale in full flow, Arsene Wenger trying to zip up a coat…
But nothing beats the sheer joy of a majestic, inexplicable own goal. Step forward Michael Kokocinski, who scored this belter while playing for 1860 Munich’s second team against SSV Jahn Regensburg.
Worse luck for Kokocinski, it was the only goal in a 1-0 defeat.
What we love almost as much as the goal in this video – posted online by Das Bayerische Fussballmagazin – is the roar that greets it, which sounds like something out of those old football clips from the 1950s.
Glorious stuff all round.