América-MG U17 own goal straight from kick-off in 0-6 defeat to Cruzeiro
(Image: Twitter/Cruzeiro)

VIDEO: América-MG U17 score own goal straight from kick-off without Cruzeiro touching ball

Quickfire 4th conceded after going 0-3 down.

#CriasDaToca Brasileiro sub-17
8’ | 2T – Na saída de bola, gol contra.
América 0 x 4 Cruzeiro
📺Transmissão: https://t.co/tvsGio9bVv pic.twitter.com/TaL5ryu8Hc

— Cruzeiro 🦊 (@Cruzeiro) June 6, 2021

América-MG scored an own goal straight from kick-off without their opponents Cruzeiro touching the ball during a Brazilian U17 match on Sunday.

Having just gone 0-3 down at the SESC Venda Nova, they got the game restarted with a succession of back-passes until it reached their goalkeeper.

#CriasDaToca Brasileiro sub-17
Placar final no SESC Venda Nova
América 0 x 6 Cruzeiro

📸: Rodolfo Rodrigues / Cruzeiro pic.twitter.com/tFNsRhD7ia

— Cruzeiro 🦊 (@Cruzeiro) June 6, 2021

Unfortunately, his wild swing at the ball – which may have been slightly overhit, to be fair to him – sent it ricocheting into the back of the net.

Despite having themselves played no part in the goal, Cruzeiro’s players celebrated as if they had. They went on to win 6-0.