- Croatia’s Marcelo Brozovic scored one of the most comical home goals of all time on Thursday.
- The midfielder hit the ball in his own face and it ricocheted into the net.
- His Inter Milan teammates then laughed at him on Instagram about the goal.
Midfielder Marcelo Brozovic scored one of the funniest home goals you’ve ever seen as Croatia beat Malta 7-1 in the World Cup qualifiers on Thursday.
Croatia took the lead on the evening thanks to Ivan Perisic before Duje Caleta-Car returned home to double the opposing team’s advantage in just 22 minutes.
With Zlatko Dalic’s side in cruise control, however, Brozovic then produced a moment that he will no doubt want to forget to present the hosts with an unlikely route back into the game.
After Jurgen Degabriele sent a teasing cross into the Croatian box, Brozovic attempted to clear the ball with a daring kick.
But unfortunately for the Inter Milan star, rather than throwing the ball, he instead kicked it in his own face and it ricocheted into the net.
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Luckily for the midfielder, Croatia scored five more goals and clinched a vital Group H victory to come a touching distance from qualifying for next year’s World Cup in Qatar.
After the victory, Brozovic clearly saw the funny side, posting a bizarre goal video on his Instagram.
His Inter teammates were quick to laugh. Nicolo Barella commented: “The best goal of your career so far.”
Defender Andrea Ranocchia said: “Finally tomorrow you can have facial surgery. Make yourself beautiful!”