Swing-And-A-Miss For Twente’s Keeper (Video)

Swing-And-A-Miss For Twente's KeeperHow embarrassing!  The UEFA Champions League is usually reserved for the best that European soccer has to offer, so you likely wouldn’t expect to see a goalkeeper line up to kick a slow-rolling ball, only to have it hop over his foot and into the net.  FC Twente keeper Sander Boschker was the victim of such a disastrous moment yesterday during a UCL match against Tottenham.

Thankfully for him, the match was rather meaningless as Tottenham and Inter had already secured their spots in the knockout round, while Twente will have to watch from the comfort of their own homes.  However, they did manage to score an equalizer moments later, earning the tie in front of their home crowd.

Watching this clip took me back to my elementary school days of playing soccer-baseball, as I used to wonder how it was humanly possible to strike out.  After all, how hard can it be to kick a soccer ball that is rolling directly at you no faster than three miles per hour?  I guess for some, the answer to that question is “pretty damn hard.”

Hat Tip – [Dirty Tackle]

Tags: Sander Boschker, Soccer, Tottenham, twente, UEFA Champions League,