Lorius Karius added yet another calamitous error to his portfolio on Thursday night as his Besiktas side slumped to a 2-0 defeat against Malmo in the Europa League.
The Swedish side’s opening goal came in the 53rd minute, when a deflected cross from Andreas Vindheim deflected of Besiktas defender Caner Erkin and somehow made its way underneath Karius’ crossbar as the on-loan Liverpool ‘keeper flailed away in vain…
That’s not what Loris Karius needed 🙈
The Besiktas keeper misjudges a cross and the ball loops into his front post… pic.twitter.com/ytKvEx67lt
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) 4 October 2018
Here’s a second video for anybody geo-locked out of the first one…
Feel bad for Loris Karius. Not having a good time by the looks of this pic.twitter.com/X21W02oCHx
— Jack Grimse (@JackGrimse) 4 October 2018
Perhaps it’s a little harsh to blame Karius entirely, but a goalkeeper’s positioning and judgement must surely be called into question when a slow, looping ‘shot’ from a wide angle somehow ends up rustling the back of the net.
A 76th-minute Marcus Rosenberg penalty compounded Besiktas’ miserable night, leaving the Turkish side second-bottom of Group I (above Malmo), though level on points with everybody else in the group with two games played apiece.