St Patrick's Athletic got off to a horrible start in the home leg of their Europa Conference League first round qualifier against Dudelange.
The club from Luxembourg already held a 2-1 advantage after the first game and took the lead at Richmond Park after just nine minutes through Oege-Sietse van Lingen.
However, St Pat's managed to grab one back after one of the most calamitous own goals you are likely to see.
After a huge deflected ball went very high and towards the Dudelange box, their keeper ran out to deal with it, but misjudged it entirely and ended up heading it backwards from the edge of the area and into his own net.
St. Pats Are Handed Crazy Own Goal But They Are Knocked Out Of Europe
It’s a bizarre equaliser but we don’t care! 1-1 on the night & 2-3 in the tie overall pic.twitter.com/q7B9jDLIYd
— St Patrick's Athletic FC (@stpatsfc) July 20, 2023
Unfortunately for St Pat's, the good fortune was not enough and they lost the match 2-3, with the tie finishing 5-3 on aggregate.
They did have chance to level the tie when the scores were at 2-2 and Dudelange went a man down after a red card in the 88th minute.
However, it was the Luxembourg team who would score next, with a goal in the 95th minute.
Dundalk managed to advance in their Europa Conference League tie against FC Magpies from Gibraltar, with a 3-1 at home.
Dundalk's goals came from Patrick Hoban, John Martin, and Andre Luiz dos Santos.
Derry City progressed from the same round as well, with a 1-0 win at home over Faroese club Havnar Boltfelag, after a goal from Sadou Diallo.