There’s no greater feeling for a footballer than scoring the winning goal for your team, and there’s nothing worse than seeing the official’s flag raised to have it disallowed.
Nothing worse, unless you haven’t noticed the flag and have run into the stands to celebrate while the game continues on behind you.
That’s exactly what happened to Ludogorets Razgrad’s Wanderson, who had egg on his face after thinking he’d scored against Slavia Sofia.
Wanderson thought he had scored the winning goal for Ludogorets Razgrad at the weekend
He hopped the barrier, ran up to the stands and waited for a kiss from his wife
With not long left to go in the game, with the score tied at 0-0, Wanderson got on the end of a cross at the back post to slip the ball into the net.
He wheeled away in celebration, hopped the advertising boards, and waited at the railings for his wife to come down and give him a big smooch.
Little did he know, the goal was ruled out for offside, and the opposing goalkeeper quickly took the free-kick to get the game back underway.
Upon turning around, he hopped back onto the pitch with a look of confusion on his face, and probably attracting the ire of his team-mates and manager.
Little did he know that the linesman had raised the flag for offside, and it was disallowed
Meanwhile, the goalkeeper had kicked off to get the game back underway after the offside
Luckily for him, Slavia Sofia were unable to capitalise on his brief absence. In fact, it levelled the playing field as they had received a red card in the first half.
The game ended 0-0, leaving Ludogorets in second place in the Bulgarian league, while Slavia Sofia sit in eighth place.
Afterwards, he would have been fuming to learn that he wasn’t even close to being offside, meaning the goal should’ve stood after all.
The 31-year-old Brazilian Wanderson has played the majority of his career at Ludogorets, joining in 2014 after a few years playing in Brazil.
He received Bulgarian citizenship in 2017, and was subsequently called up to the national team for a Euro 2020 qualifier against England, but he didn’t feature in the game.