Playing in his final game with SC Freiburg in the German Bundesliga, veteran defender Pavel Krmas was hoping to save his longtime club from relegation. Instead, the 35-year-old sealed Freiburg’s fate with a disastrous own goal.
Down 1-0 against Hannover 96, Freiburg goalie Roman Bürki made a beautiful diving save on Hannover’s Jimmy Briand’s … only to have Krmas inexplicably kick it back into his own net. Watch the gaffe here:
Freiburg would go on to lose 2-1, with Krmas’ mishap being the deciding goal. To make matters worse, Freiburg finished only a single point behind Hamburger SV and Hertha Berlin in the standings and three points behind Hannover. A draw would have put them in a four-way tie for 17th place, and they would have stayed in the league on goal difference.
Instead, after a six-year stint in the Bundesliga, Freiburg will now drop back down to the German second division.
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