Bayern Munich’s Niklas Sule is one particular of the most promising young defenders in Europe. At 22, he’s now a single of the ideal center backs in Germany. He has a German nationwide workforce upcoming, and possibly even a existing as nicely.
But do not let any of that distract from the point that he scored an amazingly embarrassing very own objective in opposition to Augsburg on Saturday:
Sule was, of course, helpless, and the goal is far more unlucky than nearly anything else. But there are couple factors even worse than getting a ball to the facial area in a activity viewed by tens of millions close to the entire world and getting that ball then ricochet into your personal net.
Fortuitously, Sule – who went down promptly just after the ball slammed into him – looked to be Okay.
And Bayern as a team, of course, will be wonderful. The Bavarians equalized 14 minutes later on, then took the guide 8 minutes ahead of halftime. And if they maintain on to conquer Augsburg, they’ll clinch a sixth consecutive Bundesliga title.
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