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Soccer

Yes, the old ‘score a goal by the ball ricocheting off your crotch’ trick (video)

If I’ve seen it once, I’ve seen it…well, I guess I have only seen it once now.

The Austrian Men’s National Soccer Team played in a friendly against Finland the other day and during the match, striker Marc Janko happened to be in the right place at the right time when a clearing attempt by the Finnish goalkeeper ricocheted straight off his midsection and right into the goal. All aboard the pain train.

While not a pivotal goal — Austria won the friendly by a score of 3-1 — Janko’s crotch trick shot did open up the scoring for the Austrians. And if my suspicions are correct, Janko spent some time following the match soaking in a tub full of ice. I know I would have been.

[Total Pro Sports]