The Europa League is often criticised for its lack of quality, and a bizarre sequence of events during Standard Liege’s clash with Sevilla will do little to change that perception.
Standard Liege won 1-0 courtesy of Moussa Djenepo’s goal, while Sevilla ended the game with 10 men following the dismissal of Pablo Sarabia.
However, it was 15 seconds of action towards the end of the game that provided the biggest talking point.
In the clip, Sevilla defender Simon Kjaer tries to head the ball back to his goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik, but the two players end up colliding.
Standard were subsequently presented with an inviting opportunity to score, but they were unable to take it, with one of their players dispossessing a team-mate before hitting the crossbar when he really should have scored.
One Twitter user wrote: ‘thought this was a FIFA 18 clip at first’. Meanwhile, another wrote: ‘Europa League > ALL’.
Krasnodar are currently top of Group J, while Sevilla and Standard are both on nine points go into the final matchday, with the Spanish side having a vastly superior goal difference.
WHAT AN ENDING! ??
Standard Liege miss an injury-time sitter after a bizarre mix-up in the Sevilla defence… pic.twitter.com/Kv1oVwBnBS
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 30, 2018