sport news The 'draught excluder' backfires! Bizarre moment Qarabag goalscorer is played ... trends now

sport news The 'draught excluder' backfires! Bizarre moment Qarabag goalscorer is played ... trends now
sport news The 'draught excluder' backfires! Bizarre moment Qarabag goalscorer is played ... trends now

sport news The 'draught excluder' backfires! Bizarre moment Qarabag goalscorer is played ... trends now

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The 'draught excluder' is all the rage for teams defending free-kicks nowadays, with one player lying down behind the wall in a clever ploy to block low shots. 

Yet the strategy seemed to backfire for Braga on Thursday night, as their designated prone defender appeared to play a Qarabag attacker onside for a goal. 

Braga went on to lose the Europa League knock-out play-off round first leg 4-2 at home, a shock result, and it was in part due to the defensive mishap.  

Controversy erupted when Qarabag's Abdelleh Zoubir bundled the ball home after a free-kick deflected to him in the second half, with the linesman ruling him offside. 

However, a VAR check ruled that Zoubir had in fact been onside, with floor-bound defender Victor Gomez the likely culprit playing him onside. 

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