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Freak Backside Goal Wins Match

This is the bizarre effort that might come bottom of any Goal of the Month competition after a player scored with his backside.

 

But the freak goal scored in the Ukrainian Premiership is now making headlines all over the world.

 

Midfielder Denis Vasin is seen charging down an attempted clearance but turns his back on the ball to result in the crazy finish and give his opponents the bum's rush.

 

And the 24th minute 'strike' proved to be the only goal of the game as FC Stal Kamianske defeated local rivals FC Chornomorets Odessa.

 

Vasin did not celebrate the goal due to a mixture of embarrassment over his good fortune and that he once played with Chornomorets for six years.

 

He tried to play down the freak goal afterwards, but admitted: "My internal organs, kidneys and liver are in pain after the ball hit me.

 

"I did not expect to score from this position."

 

The result leaves Chornomorets in sixth place in the Ukrainian Premiership, six points ahead of Stal, who are now ninth on 21 points.

 

Vasin added: "The main thing is that we won.

 

"But this is nothing special, the ball just bounced back into the net.