World of Sport

Goalkeeper’s desperate judgement costs goal, dignity

World of Sport

Red Star Belgrade goalkeeper Boban Bajkovic has been barracked on social networks by fans in Serbia after an astonishing lapse of judgement defending a free-kick.

With his side leading 2-1 against Jagodina, everything looked to be fine as the opposition set up a free-kick a good way out.

Milan Djuric hit an innocuous-enough ball towards the goal, bouncing over the defence, while Bajkovic looked on calmly, leaving the ball to creep beyond the far post.

Unfortunately for him, though, it crept in on the other side of his post, levelling the match at 2-2.

Bajkovic could scarcely believe it - nor could the opposition, nor indeed the Red Star Belgrade fans.

Fortunately for him, at least, his team bagged a winner to ensure they stay hot on the heels of local rivals Partizan Belgrade in the league. They're currently two points behind with four matches to play, including a derby between the two sides on May 18.

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