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10/28/2013
 
It has – somewhat justifiably – been dubbed "the most bizarre goal in soccer". And the funny thing is, it wasn't even a goal.

Before we go any further, watch the footage below. Try and make sense of what you see.
 
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10/23/2013
 

Stefan Kiessling, author of last week's infamous 'phantom goal', scored twice for real in Bayer Leverkusen's 4-0 Champions League win over Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday. The striker's double and contributions from Simon Rolfes, from the spot, and Sidney Sam lifted Leverkusen up to second in Group A, one point behind leaders Manchester United.


Shakhtar, who turned up at the BayArena in second place, slipped to third after this first defeat of their campaign, and Leverkusen were excellent value for a win which followed their beating of Real Sociedad last time out. Sami Hyypia's side took a deserved 22nd-minute lead when Kiessling rose to head in Giulio Donati's curling cross.


The 29-year-old had hit the headlines when heading in Leverkusen's second in last Friday's 2-1 win over Hoffenheim via a hole in the side netting. While the Bundesliga powers that be mull over what to do about that result, Leverkusen are lying third, one point behind Bayern Munich, in their best ever Bundesliga start. And that form is spilling over to their European campaign.

 
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