Football player leaps into a hole as goal celebration goes wrong

Coritiba forward Joel Tagueu`s goal celebration went spectacularly wrong when he jumped over an advertising hoarding and disappeared into a hole during a Brazilian championship match.

Reuters| Updated: Sep 18, 2014, 23:53 PM IST

Rio de Janeiro: Coritiba forward Joel Tagueu`s goal celebration went spectacularly wrong when he jumped over an advertising hoarding and disappeared into a hole during a Brazilian championship match.

The Cameroon player got carried away after he ran from the halfway line and rounded the goalkeeper to score his second goal of the game, and Coritiba`s third, in a 3-1 win over Sao Paulo on Wednesday night.

He continued running and leapt over the hoarding, unaware that there was a hole behind it containing steps that led down from the pitch into the dressing room.

The player landed in the hole, his blow softened by a tarpaulin, and emerged looking decidedly groggy before returning to the game. To add insult to injury, he was shown a yellow card for the celebration.