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Watch ridiculous moment side take the lead without even TOUCHING the ball just 18 seconds into league match

BRAZILIAN side Sport Recife scored a bizarre own goal 18 seconds into a league match against Novorizontino.

The error saw their opponents take the lead without even touching the ball.

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Novorizontino took the lead against Sport Recife without even touching the ball[/caption]

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Sport defender Alisson Cassiano scored an own goal just 18 seconds into the match[/caption]

Novorizontino went on to win the second division clash 2-1 on June 24.

However, footage of their opener has now gone viral on social media.

Sport defender Alisson Cassiano was the unlucky player to put the ball into his own net for the home side.

Following kick-off, Sport passed the ball around their defence as Novorizontino applied pressure to their hosts.

As a forward closed him down, Cassiano turned to pass the ball back to goalkeeper Caique Franca.

The keeper had moved to the edge of his box, though, leaving him out of reach of the pass.

Both players were forced to look at each other in despair as Cassiano’s pass rolled into an empty net.

Fans were left stunned by the goal on X, but were split on whether to blame Cassiano or Franca.

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One supporter wrote: 2This is the easiest lead ever.”

Another added: “What is the centre-back doing? He even looked before he passed the ball.”


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A third fan also commented: “Sack that goalkeeper with immediate effect.”

The rest of the match was not without drama as Novorizontino added a second from the penalty spot before half-time.

Sport were able to pull a goal back during the second half but failed to find an equaliser.

Both sides were also reduced to 10-men before full-time in their heated encounter.

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Cassiano’s back pass caught goalkeeper Caique Franca off guard[/caption]

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Novorizontino went on to win the Brazilian second division clash 2-1[/caption]

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