This goalkeeper somehow managed to mistake the penalty spot for the ball

This goalkeeper somehow managed to mistake the penalty spot for the ball

This goalkeeper somehow managed to mistake the penalty spot for the ball

Goalkeepers, more than any other player on a football pitch, will likely have a few clips to add to their blooper reel by the end of their careers.

The position just lends itself to unfortunate slip ups – whether it’s failing to control a back pass, passing it directly to an opposition player, letting the ball roll under you – every mistake is potentially disastrous.

Luckily for Mainz goalkeeper Robin Zentner, his wasn’t – but it’s still likely the funniest thing you’ll see this season.

Somehow the goalie managed to mistake the penalty spot for the ball, letting the ball roll on past him as he searched for a teammate, only realising when his kick made contact with nothing but air.

Incredibly Borussia Monchengladbach, who were 1-0 down at the time, couldn’t take advantage of the error – but they’ll all no doubt have had a laugh about it after the game.

The game finished a draw, but nobody will be forgetting it for a while.


More in this Section

Amateur players must wait as IRFU outline return to rugby detailsAmateur players must wait as IRFU outline return to rugby details

Greyhound set to return a fortnight ahead of scheduleGreyhound set to return a fortnight ahead of schedule

Olympic hopefuls, footballers, and rugby pros given nod to return to trainingOlympic hopefuls, footballers, and rugby pros given nod to return to training

Police give Liverpool approval to complete title bid at AnfieldPolice give Liverpool approval to complete title bid at Anfield


Lifestyle

What is the future of fashion and how will the ‘high street’ look when this is all over? Corina Gaffey asks those in the knowThe future of fashion: How the crisis will impact the retail industry and what we wear

Surveying the global market, Des O’Sullivan says when the going gets tough, the tough get goingHow art world is putting changed times in picture

I have fallen for one of my friends and I am extremely confused! This is the first girl I’ve liked so it’s all new for me, and it’s the same for her.Dear Louise: 'This is the first girl I've liked so it's all new to me'

I ’M mad for the snacks these days — I think I will forever associate lockdown with snacking. I’m trying to keep it under control and not just grab whatever comes to hand but it is a bit of an effort for me.Derval O'Rourke's top tips for healthy snacks

More From The Irish Examiner