Comedy Own Goal! Marwin Hitz (Augsburg) vs Mainz | inside World Soccer

A bizarre own goal from goalkeeper Marwin Hitz led Augsburg to a 3-0 defeat at fellow surprise package Mainz 05 on Saturday.

Augsburg goalkeeper Marwin Hitz gets hit in the face to concede an own goal against Mainz
Augsburg goalkeeper Marwin Hitz gets hit in the face to concede an own goal against Mainz

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Augsburg competed well initially, but Niko Bungert's delicate flick from a corner in the 23rd minute - his first goal in over two years - put Mainz in front.

The hosts then increased their lead in bizarre fashion before the break.

Augsburg goalkeeper Hitz reacted well to palm a shot from Mainz winger Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting onto his post.

And when Matthias Ostrzolek tried to hoof it away, his attempted clearance hit Hitz straight into his face and the ball cannoned into the empty net in slapstick fashion.

Mainz made the three points safe with eight minutes remaining through Johannes Geis' long-range effort.


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