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Michy Batshuayi kicks himself in the face after goal

Michy Batshuayi kicks himself in the face after goal

The Belgium striker became an internet sensation on Friday morning (NZ time) when he produced a moment of hilarity when celebrating team-mate Adnan Januzaj's goal in their 1-0 win over England in Russian Federation.

Belgium midfielder Adnan Januzaj scored his team's only goal in the 1-0 win over England on Thursday.

The image of the youngster blasting the ball off the post and back onto his face is now likely to haunt him for some time.

And rightfully so, but the after-goal celebration led to a hilarious outcome for the striker.

Videos of the second-half celebration were circulating online within minutes and were shared widely.

Here's a slow motion version so you an really see the unrelenting optimism Batshuayi had before crushing his own dreams.

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"Ahahha I knew I would be [expletive] the minute I come to my mentions", Batshuayi tweeted.

The glorious goal was good, but Batshuayi's "karma" unquestionably the highlight of a very drab game in Kaliningrad.

Adnan Januzaj opened the scoring for the Belgians with a attractive curling shot.

Januzaj, whose curling shot over Jordan Pickford sparked the celebration, said teammates told him about it later.

And another said: "You brought joy to us fans bored watching the game".


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