Australian defender scores own goal from 40 yards out

Central Coast Mariners defender Josh Rose scored one of the most excruciating own goals in recent memory when a misjudged backpass turned into an own goal from 40 yards out in the 89th minute of an AFC Champions League match against Guangzhou R&F.

Mariners keeper Liam Reddy was almost closer to Rose than he was to his own net when the 33-year-old defender attempted the pass in the 89th minute with R&F up 2-0. So Reddy had some distance to cover in his futile attempt to chase down the bouncing ball that made it 3-0.

The Australian club scored in added time, but losing 3-1 probably didn’t make them feel any better.

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