Comedy Own Goal: Julian Schuster (Freiburg) vs Schalke | inside World Soccer

Freiburg midfielder Julian Schuster recorded his first-ever Bundesliga own goal in a 2-1 defeat to Schalke 04 on Saturday at the MAGE-Solar Stadion.

Schalke players celebrate after Freiburg midfielder Julian Schuster had scored an own goal
Schalke players celebrate after Freiburg midfielder Julian Schuster had scored an own goal

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Knowing that only victory would book their place in the Champions League play-off round, the hosts tried to seize the initiative early on, but they never truly threatened a well-organised Schalke defense.

Schalke showed them how it was done with their first meaningful attack, as Julian Draxler netted his tenth of the season on 20 minutes.

The tied appeared to turn in the 54th minute when Jonathan Schmid equalized on an excellent counter attack to keep the home side's dream of Champions League football alive.

But less than two minutes passed before Schalke restored their lead with help from Schuster.

Jermaine Jones' shot was not on target, but Immanuel Höhn got caught in two minds.

He didn't see Schuster running back, and the latter didn't seem to be paying much attention to what was going on.

And Höhn's attempted clearance went right to Schuster, who nudged the ball into the back of his own net.


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