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Watch Rapid Vienna's Philipp Schobesberger slip, fall and score in the Europa League.

By The SI Staff
November 05, 2015

It's probably not how Philipp Schobesberger drew it up, but, man, was it effective.

Schobesberger's second goal of the day in the Europa League was a comedy-of-errors-turned-masterstroke, and it gave Rapid Vienna a 2-1 win over Viktoria Plzen. The result put the Austrian side in first place in its group through four matchdays and cemented its place in the knockout stage. 

Schobesberger broke a 1-1 deadlock after latching onto a through ball from Stefan Schwab and getting in behind the defense. As he went to go into his finish, he slipped and fell ... only to make perfect contact with his left foot and roll the ball into the vacated net after goalkeeper Matus Kozacik had raced off his line to try and make the stop. As it turns out, it was the perfect play:

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