Unprecedented Surge in Own-Goals at Euro 2024

The European Championship has seen an unusual surge in own-goals with five already recorded in the first 18 games. Players from various countries, including Italy, Germany, and Austria, have inadvertently scored in their own nets, contributing to an unpredictable start to the tournament.

PTI | Gelsenkirchen | Updated: 21-06-2024 09:17 IST | Created: 21-06-2024 09:17 IST
Unprecedented Surge in Own-Goals at Euro 2024
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The European Championship has taken a surprising turn, with own-goals leading the scoring chart. An unusual fifth own-goal was netted by Italy's Riccardo Calafiori in a 1-0 loss to Spain.

This trend began with Germany's Antonio Rüdiger, followed by Austria's Maximilian Wöber, the Czech Republic's Robin Hranác, and Albania's Klaus Gjasula. These incidents have occurred in just 18 games, edging closer to the tournament-record of 11 own-goals set three years ago.

Adding to the intrigue, Germany's Jamal Musiala is the only player with two goals, while 40 others have scored once. Notably, none of the 47 goals so far have come from penalties.

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