Michy Batshuayi was excited after his team-mate, Adnan Januzaj, made a spectacular goal, scoring a victory 1-0 over England on June 28.
Batshuayi scooped up the ball and kicked it hard, aiming for the net but his move didn’t go as planned.
The ball hit the post and bounced back right into his face, hitting him hard.
Soon after, the internet went wild with memes and short videos of Batshuayi’s epic fail. Thousands of people shared the gaffe on social media and had a good laugh.
— 8bit-Football.com (@8bitfootball) June 28, 2018
— Brian Roa ⚓ (@BrianRoa20) June 28, 2018
— Eliseo the BigBear (@EliseoBigBear) June 29, 2018
Batshuayi himself took to Twitter to post about the incident in good spirits.
— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) June 28, 2018
The moment seemed to have been a highlight of the game for many. Belgian sports website Sporza.be called it "more beautiful than Januzaj's goal."
— Glorieux George (@Aleksss60) June 28, 2018
— Jimmie Jephson (@jojDIF) June 28, 2018
In the playoffs, the Belgian team will face Japan. The match will be held on July 2 at 21:00 Moscow time.