Champions League: Lyon keeper's apalling gaffe hands Benfica a victory (video)

Thiago Mendes comforts goalkeeper <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/soccer/players/374091/" data-ylk="slk:Anthony Lopes">Anthony Lopes</a> after a terrible mistake cost Lyon against Benfica in the Champions League. (Getty)
Thiago Mendes comforts goalkeeper Anthony Lopes after a terrible mistake cost Lyon against Benfica in the Champions League. (Getty)

Lost in the bigger Champions League clashes on Wednesday was a goalkeeping gaffe so bad you have to see it to believe it.

With the score tied late, Lyon keeper Anthony Lopes tried to start a quick counter the other way by firing a long throw into the midfield. Except it met the alert feet of Benfica midfielder Pizzi, who banged his one-time effort just inside the left post from way out (via Bleacher Report):

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Oof.

Benfica held on to win 2-1. A draw would have moved Lyon into second place in Group G, and regardless, they’re in decent position to advance halfway through the group stage.

Still. Oof.

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