'Worst in history': Disbelief over 'horrendous' Euro 2020 moment

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Martin Dubravka (pictured left) dropping the ball into his own net against Spain.
Martin Dubravka (pictured left) produced one of the worst own goals in Euro Tournament history against Spain. (Getty Images)

The Euro tournament has seen one of the worst own goals ever after an enormous blunder from Slovakia goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.

Spain hammered Slovakia 5-0, but finished second in the group after Sweden defeated Poland, but Slovakia were not helped after a "horrendous" own goal.

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While Slovakia were still in the contest at 0-0, Paulo Sarabia's shot ricocheted off the crossbar and straight back into the air.

Dubravka was standing beneath the ball and was ready to collect it when Pedri put pressure on the goalkeeper.

And in a moment of madness, Dubravka swiped at the ball and accidentally slammed it into his own net.

Dubravka has been brilliant for the majority of the group stage, but the howler sent football fans into a frenzy.

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Spain hammer Slovakia to progress

Unfortunately, he was also partly at fault for another goal.

Laporte nodded home a Gerard Moreno cross following a corner right before halftime, but Dubravka was found in no man's land.

Dubravka chased the ball, before watching it sail across his body for the second.

The Spanish party continued after the interval when Sarabia calmly tucked in a Jordi Alba cross in the 56th minute

Ferran added to the festive mood by scoring with a classy backheel immediately after coming off the bench, converting a cross from the electric Sarabia, while fellow substitute Pau Torres played a big part in the scrappy fifth goal, which went in off Slovakia midfielder Kucka.

It sealed a miserable afternoon for Slovakia, who had hopes of getting into the knockout stages for the second time in their second appearance in a Euros.

with AAP

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