Since the start of Euro 2020, 11 goals against his camp have been scored, more than the two co-top scorers of the tournament, Cristiano Ronaldo and Patrik Schick, authors of five goals. The 2021 edition of the European Championship alone has accumulated more CSCs than all the previous Euros combined.
And to think that in 60 years of history, only nine CSC have been registered. This 2020 edition is therefore an exception with 11 goals against his camp. Suffice to say that it is unheard of. The Spaniards take the lead of the teams most concerned by these goals with four CSC in their matches (three in their favor and one conceded). Spain is also the first nation to benefit from three goals against its camp in major international competition.
Between pure blunders of the guardian and almost inevitable errors, a brief overview of the phenomenon of summer.
The opening “CSC”: Merih Demiral
While Turkey stands up to Italy in the opening match, for 52 minutes, Merih Demiral deflects a cross from Domenico Berardi in his own cage… The player of Juventus Turin, disappointed to make his team crack on this action , is far from imagining that there is a precursor goal, the first in a long series of disappointments …
Most unhappy: Wojciech Szczesny
Sometimes it is better not to dive… Wojciech Szczesny, the Polish goalkeeper, would have preferred to stay on his footing on the strike of Slovak Robert Mak. Because the shot ended on the post, then on the back of his arm, then behind the goal line, for the opening of the score of Slovakia… The fear of any goalkeeper.
The most decisive: Mats Hummels
To separate one of the shocks of the first round by a goal against his camp, it is the sad fate suffered by Mats Hummels. The defender of Germany clears a Lucas Hernandez cross in his goal in the 20th minute in front of his home crowd at the Allianz Arena in Munich, and France then controls the Mannschaft to win the match on the smallest of the margins (1- 0). Germany will have to whip to extricate itself from the “group of death” after this setback.
The most ridiculous: Martin Dubravka
But what could possibly have gone through Martin Dubravka’s head? While he has just stopped a penalty from Alvaro Morata, placing Spain on the verge of elimination, the Slovakian goalkeeper finds himself on a completely innocuous aerial balloon. By wanting to “slam” the ball over his cage, he makes a gesture of questionable timing, like a disjointed volleyball player, and sends the ball into his nets. “Mistakes are a part of life and of football. I’m sure Martin will learn from this, ”tries to reassure his coach Stefan Tarkovic. Problem, this goal will launch Spain towards a demonstration (5-0), with a “CSC” more, signed Juraj Kucka.
The craziest: Pedri and Unai Simon
Never a goal against his camp had been conceded from outside the penalty area at Euro… Pedri and his goalkeeper Unai Simon corrected this statistic by scoring in the wrong goal from… 45 meters away. When the Barcelona midfielder sends a back pass to his keeper, does he realize his ball is on target? All the ingredients for a goal gag are there: a vicious little rebound, totally failed control, and the ball which ends its course at the back of the net in front of a frustrated goalkeeper, hands on his knees. Fortunately, the “Roja” will succeed in overthrowing Croatia in this round of 16 badly started… The ten other scorers against their side of this Euro were less successful: their team systematically lost after their misadventures.
Most frustrating: Simon Kjaer
On a cross from Bukayo Saka, Simon Kjaer is yet ahead of Raheem Sterling who arrives behind his back. But the AC Milan player’s tackle is poorly controlled and deflects the ball into his own goal. England equalized on this action and obtained an extension thanks to this goal, before flying to the final, putting an end to the great adventure of Denmark.
All Euro 2020 CSCs
Merih Demiral (Turkey 0-3 Italy), Wojciech Szczsny (Poland 1-2 Slovakia) Mats Hummels (France 1-0 Germany), Ruben Dias (Portugal 2-4 Germany), Raphaël Guerreiro (Portugal 2-4 Germany), Lukas Hradecy (Finland 0-2 Belgium), Martin Dubravka (Slovakia 0-5 Spain), Juraj Kucka (Slovakia 0-5 Spain), Pedri (Croatia 3-5 Spain), Denis Zakaria (Switzerland 1-1 Spain), Simon Kjaer (England 1-1 Denmark).