Hadjuk Split score bizarre goal after optical illusion confuses opposition – The News

 Hadjuk Split were the beneficiaries of a bizarre freak moment in their match with Slaven Belupo which helped them seal all three points  The Croatia sides were involved in a clash from opposite ends of the table in the Prva Liga on Saturday, which saw Split run out 2-0 winners  Split had led from the 14th minute after Jairo de Macedo da Silva had put the hosts in front  Belupo pressed for an equaliser on a bright and sunny afternoon at the Poljud stadium, and looked to have levelled with less than 20 minutes remaining  One of their players spotted the Split goalkeeper off his line, lofting the ball over him and towards goal  As the keeper backpeddled, he dived in an attempt to stop the ball going in.  Despite missing the ball, he got a stroke of good fortune, as the ball bounced in front of goal before coming back off the post  It was then cleared by a Split defender as the league leaders launched an attack  But Belupo’s players were unprepared, as their attempt on goal has caused a strange optical illusion which made them think they had scored  After the keeper had dived for the ball, he ended up in the net, making it bulge as if a goal had gone in  The Belupo keeper at the other end raced towards his teams bench in celebration, but quickly made a dash back towards his own goal when he realised that play had continued Read More Mirror Football’s Top Stories  He ran at full pelt, before holding his arms outstretched in a confused gesture before making a failed lunge to try and stop the ball  Sadly for him it was too late, as Split worked the ball to their striker Josip Juranovic who duly finished into the empty net  The goal sealed the win with little over quarter of an hour remaining, and Split moved past Dinamo Zagreb into first while Belupo remain rooted to the foot of the table

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