Jeremy Mathieu forgets he no longer plays for Barcelona after scoring stunning own goal

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

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Jeremy Mathieu forgets he no longer plays for Barcelona after scoring stunning own goal

It’s probably fair to say that Jeremy Mathieu’s three-year spell at Barcelona was pretty unmemorable, right?

The Frenchman joined Barca back in 2014 from Valencia, and made 62 league appearances for the Catalan side – before moving to Sporting CP over the summer.

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And it’s safe to say that very few Barca fans shed a tear over his departure.

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But he’s been ever-present for Sporting this season, nailing down the centre-back position alongside Sebastian Coates.

And his new side are currently level with Porto at the top of the Portuguese Primeira Liga – but it’s not been quite so easy in the Champions League.

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In a group with both Barcelona and Juventus, it was always going to be tough to make it through to the last 16.

In this evening’s trip to the Nou Camp, Sporting needed to beat Barca and hope Juve lost out to Olympiacos – a situation Mathieu must’ve surely been relishing AND dreading.

Lucky for him, Lionel Messi, Paulinho and Sergio Busquets were all starting on the bench tonight, but they still managed to break the deadlock – scoring through Paco Alcacer on the hour-mark.

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With game winding down to full-time, Barca sent the ball into the box for one last attack.

And in a moment of madness, it was Mathieu who put the ball past goalkeeper Rui Patricio.

Take a look.

Mathieu helps his former side out to go up 2-0 #BarcaSporting pic.twitter.com/bzt4OmcP5N

— Jonah Takalua (@Destaquito2) December 5, 2017

Honestly, you couldn’t script it.

And as you’d expect, Twitter saw the funny side. 

Jeremy Mathieu scoring an own goal at the Camp Nou is just brilliant, utterly brilliant. Could definitely have scripted it.

— Richard Martin (@Rich9908) December 5, 2017

We can laugh at Mathieu all we want but that looked like a quality finish, hope Suarez was watching

— Josip (@jperkovic93) December 5, 2017

MATHIEU HAS MADE MORE GOALS FOR US IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE THAN SUAREZ THIS SEASON

— infosmessi (@INFOSMESSl) December 5, 2017

Mathieu did not celebrate out of respect!

— Gerard Piqué (@Piquedente) December 5, 2017

"Jeremy Mathieu!" chant Barcelona fans. Probably for the first time…

— Rik Sharma (@riksharma_) December 5, 2017

Sigh. 

We’re sure he didn’t mean to do that, right?

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