German side MSV Duisburg conceded one of the strangest goals in recent memory in the 18th minute of their 2. Bundesliga clash with FC Ingolstadt on Saturday, as their goalkeeper, Mark Flekken, chose an absolutely baffling moment to wander into his own net for a drink of water.
It’s hard to tell from the video below when exactly Flekken decided hydration rather a clean sheet was his top priority, but as the camera follows a long ball over the top of the Duisburg defence, one can see that the 24-year-old Dutchman has his back to the play and is swigging from a water bottle behind his own line. Expecting Flekken to be alert, Duisburg’s Gerrit Nauber tries to nod the ball back to his keeper but Stefan Kutschke is on hand to capitalize on the confusion and knock the ball home.
The goal brought Ingolstadt back to level terms after Ahmet Engin had given Duisburg the lead on 13 minutes.
You don’t have to speak German to sense the bewilderment in the commentary below.
Do you ever just forget you're playing football? Because same. pic.twitter.com/A6NxYQpxNN
— FourFourTwo ⚽️ (@FourFourTwo) February 24, 2018
It was a quick fall from grace from Flekken, who, according to Goal.com, had stopped a penalty just seven minutes prior to this embarrassing episode.
In the end, Flekken’s blushes were spared somewhat, as Borys Taschy converted a penalty on 66 minutes to give Duisburg a 2-1 lead to which they held until the final whistle.
With the home win, Duisburg retained their grasp on fourth spot in the 2. Bundesliga table. Ingolstadt fell to ninth following the defeat.