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The Most Perfectly Timed Moment In Football History Happened During Last Night's Coverage

The Most Perfectly Timed Moment In Football History Happened During Last Night's Coverage

Fans watching couldn't believe this coincidence during Tuesday's Champions League broadcast.

Tom Fenton

Tom Fenton

Fans watching the Champions League broadcast last night were taken aback by a moment of television tricky, one that conjured up memories of an infamous Rafael Benitez clip. As is the case on most Champions League matchdays, fans watching from home were able to watch numerous matches around Europe, often via the red button, or on a tablet device.

During the warm-ups before the start of Tuesday night's games, eagle-eyed observers spotted a remarkably well-timed pass in one game, which subsequently appeared to meet a receiver in a different game.

From BT Sport's multi-game hub, it looked very much like RB Leipzig's Amadou Haidara passed the ball straight to Borussia Dortmund's Emre Can.

As one Twitter user put it, it was as if an RB Leipzig player "Passed the ball across Germany".

Rather unsurprisingly, the original Tweet did very well indeed, garnering over 30k likes, and almost 4k retweets at the time of writing.

This isn't the first incident of its kind, however.
Back in 2006, Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez was involved in a similar coincidence, whereby he appeared to be in control of a Sky Sports graphic. Watch the retro clip for yourself below.

If management doesn't work out for the Spaniard, he could always try his hand at TV direction!

Tuesday night's clip involved two matches: Borussia Dortmund v Sporting Lisbon, and on the other side of Germany, RB Leipzig v Club Brugge.

It was a mixed evening for the Bundesliga sides, as while Dortmund held on for a narrow 1-0 win, Die Roten Bullen slipped to a shock 2-1 home defeat against the club from Belgium.

Both sides return to Bundesliga action this weekend, with Dortmund welcoming Augsburg to the Westfalenstadion, while RB Leipzig host newly-promoted VFL Bochum.

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Topics: Club Brugge, sporting lisbon, Borussia Dortmund, Champions League, RB Leipzig, BT Sport, Bundesliga