Former Spurs defender Serge Aurier nets incredible own goal from 25 YARDS during Ivory Coast game, with goalkeeper adding to calamity with dreadful effort at save
- Aurier scored the opening goal in bizarre fashion past his own goalkeeper
- Ivory Coast went on to lose 3-0 to Zambia on Saturday in a qualifying match
Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Serge Aurier netted a bizarre own goal for Ivory Coast in their latest Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match.
His side fell to a 3-0 defeat to Zambia, their first of the qualifying group, with Aurier netting an own goal to start things off.
On the 31st minute, the Nottingham Forest full-back slid to intercept a pass, sending the ball towards his own goal in the air.
Unfortunately for Aurier, his goalkeeper Charles Folly Ayayi could not stop the ball going into the back of the net as it slipped through his hands.
Leicester forward Patson Daka doubled Zambia’s lead on the 48th minute before Kings Kangwa netted a third to see Zambia come out victorious.
Serge Aurier’s attempted interception led to an own goal for the Ivory Coast
The defender sent the ball goalwards and his goalkeeper could not prevent the own goal
Aurier’s own goal gathered attention on social media as Tottenham fan account The Spurs Web tweeted: ‘This was some own goal from Serge Aurier’.
This was added to by Spurs fans in the replies, with many sticking up for their former defender.
One user said: ‘What on earth is that keeper doing?’ while another added: ‘The keeper is more to blaame than Aurier here… woeful keeping!’.
However, other fans were not as defensive as one Tottenham supporter laughed at the idea of Spurs re-signing the defender as they wrote: ‘And there were people saying we should get this guy back’.
Aurier and his side know that they will finish at least second in their group as they face Lesotho in the final qualifying match in September.
They will be hoping that Comoros can do them a favour and beat Zambia to give them the chance to top Group H.
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