60 years of Bundesliga
Typically a spectator’s pleasure is the participant’s sorrow. Blunders and errors can nonetheless drive Bundesliga stars to despair after they see them once more. However for everybody else their gaffes, fails and missed pictures are an absolute deal with.
When goalkeepers make a mistake the path to the end-of-season highlights programme is a brief one. In any case, a teammate isn’t ready to iron out a goalkeeping error. It’s particularly humorous – at the least for everybody not concerned – when a goalkeeper forgets one thing. The case of Oliver Kahn is a distinguished instance. Within the 2000/01 season towards Hansa Rostock he overlook that he was not in his personal penalty space – however the opponents’ as a substitute – when he used each his fists to place the ball into the web. As an alternative of a objective, the referee gave the Bayern Munich netminder a second yellow card after which a crimson.
Mainz goalkeeper Robin Zentner was on the coronary heart of a legendary scene within the 2017/18 marketing campaign. He acquired the ball at his toes, then overpassed it and solely realised when he kicked skinny air whereas making an attempt to play a go that it was behind him and travelling in direction of an empty objective. It may have been a nightmare second for Zentner however he recovered simply in time – with some assist from defender Stefan Bell.
Oliver Baumann, in the meantime, had a day to overlook whereas taking part in for Freiburg in 2013/14. In a 3-0 defeat towards Hamburg he made three main errors and was ruthlessly punished every time. Typically you’ve gotten a nasty day on the workplace and Baumann – now at Hoffenheim – is a superb goalkeeper. However the truth that he has since handed 500 Bundesliga appearances is little doubt partly right down to the response of Freiburg supporters towards Hamburg. After the ultimate whistle they tried to choose up their often dependable however crestfallen netminder by singing his title from the stands.
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