In football, we occasionally encounter golazos scored from 50 yards out, or see unthinkable fails from just a few feet away. But have you ever seen both happen in just a matter of seconds?
On Monday, CFR Cluj fans went from stunned to downright flabbergasted after defender Vasile Maftei whiffed at a ball in the six-yard box, only for his teammate Damjan Dokovic to inexplicably score from forty yards just moments later.
After Maftei’s brutal miss, Cluj got the ball back out around the halfway line. Dokovic seemed to simply try to boot it back up-field into the danger area, but his ball ended up taking a generous hop and bounced over the goalkeeper for an incredibly lucky opening goal.
Profiting from this bizarre twist of fate, Cluj went on to beat Sageata Navodari rather comfortably, 6-1.