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Ainsley Maitland-Niles inadvertently scored a hilarious own goal as Barcelona beat Arsenal 2-1 in a pre-season friendly.
The Arsenal right-back accidentally poked the ball into his own net after a ricochet from Luis Suarez.
He was in no danger as he prodded the ball past the on-rushing Bernd Leno in a comedic moment as Barcelona drew level.
69' :soccer::tada: GOOOOOOOOOOAAL!
:gift: Maitland-Miles in his own net.#GamperFest FCB 1-1 ARS :trophy: pic.twitter.com/8P1aoItOIN
- FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 4, 2019
Ainsley Maitland-Niles' own goal. :sob: pic.twitter.com/vu6ZHPwPLb
- Arsenal FC News (@ArsenalFC_fl) August 4, 2019
He won't want to see that again.
Needless to say, his own goal was the talk of social media. Here's some reaction from Twitter:
That is genuinely pathetic from Maitland-Niles, don't care if he's played well there's no excuse for that
- Jack (@GuendouziSzn) August 4, 2019
Like I said, Maitland-Niles shouldn't be a defender
- :trumpet: (@AfcDeclan) August 4, 2019
Maitland-Niles has just pulled a Trippier loool #FCBARS
- Ishaan Kotecha (@ishaan_kotecha) August 4, 2019
OMG Maitland-Niles, what did you do, no monitoring
- Chanh Le Dinh Duong (@Chanh_arsenal) August 4, 2019
Maitland Niles needs to stop being so fucking casual
- Quentin (@quentinhayes_) August 4, 2019
Luis Suarez then scored a 90th minute winner to secure the 2019 Joan Gamper Trophy.
Meanwhile, Arsenal open their Premier League campaign away at Newcastle United on August 11.
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