While Cristiano Ronaldo and Patrik Schick top the individual scoring charts at Euro 2020, their five-goal hauls are well adrift of the 11 own goals at the tournament — a total that eclipses all the other European Championships combined.
We pick out some of the most striking mishaps ahead of Sunday’s final between England and Italy:
Merih Demiral’s Turkish omen
As Turkey went toe to toe with Italy in the opening game, Demiral’s moment of misadventure swung the game sharply in the host’s favour in Rome. The Juventus defender bundled Domenico Berardi’s cross into his own net, setting the tone for a disastrous Turkey campaign, as the first of many disappointments.
Double the pain for Wojciech Szczesny
Not for the first time misfortune has stalked Szczesny at the Euro. The Poland goalkeeper, sent off in the opening game of the 2012 edition, unwittingly gave Slovakia the lead when Robert…