Football: Twitter erupts after Unai Simon scores a bizarre own goal in Euro 2020 - WATCH

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New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jun 28, 2021, 10:21 PM(IST)

Football: Twitter erupts after Unai Simon's bizarre own goal in Euro 2020 - WATCH Photograph:( Twitter )

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Unai became the ninth player to score an own goal in Euro 2020, making it the most for a single edition of the tournament.

Spanish goalkeeper Unai Simon gifted Croatia with a goal in the Round of 16 clash after scoring a bizarre own goal at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen. 

The incident took place in the 20th minute of the match when Pedri hit a long back pass back towards the goalkeeper (Simon), however, Unai failed to control the ball despite getting a touch and let into his own net.

Unai became the ninth player to score an own goal in Euro 2020, making it the most for a single edition of the tournament.

Twitteratis could not keep calm after Unai's own goal and took to social media to troll the Spanish goalkeeper. 

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However, Spain did not take time to score an equaliser as Paris Saint-Germain forward Pablo Sarabia scored from close range.

In the end, Unai Simon's own goal did not matter as Spain beat Croatia 5-3 in extra time in a thrilling encounter to enter the quarterfinal.

Teams:

Croatia: Dominik Livakovic; Duje Caleta-Car, Domagoj Vida, Josip Juranovic, Josko Gvardiol; Mateo Kovacic, Luka Modric (captain), Marcelo Brozovic, Nikola Vlasic; Ante Rebic, Bruno Petkovic

Spain: Unai Simon; Cesar Azpilicueta, Eric Garcia, Aymeric Laporte, Jose Gaya; Sergio Busquets (captain), Koke, Pedri; Pablo Sarabia, Alvaro Morata, Ferran Torres 

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