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Andreas Christensen produces the assist of the World Cup for Mario Mandzukic

The Chelsea man took one to the face and inadvertently provided an assist for Croatia

It really was the perfect assist.

Whether it’s at the park with your mates or on the world’s biggest stage, there are fewer funnier sights in football than someone taking the ball to the face.

Andreas Christensen gave us all a laugh when the ball smacked him square in the face and set up Mario Mandzukic to score for Croatia against Denmark.


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The ball was meant to be cleared out of the box

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The ball was meant to be cleared out of the box

The poor, unsuspecting face of Christensen however had other ideas

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The poor, unsuspecting face of Christensen however had other ideas

Thwack!

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Thwack!

The force pushed the Chelsea man down to the floor

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The force pushed the Chelsea man down to the floor

The ball fell perfectly to the feet of Mandzukic who finished well

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The ball fell perfectly to the feet of Mandzukic who finished well

The goal was a quick-fire response from Croatia after they fell behind to Denmark within a minute.

Huddersfield’s Mathias Jorgensen put his side in-front before the calamitous moment involving Christensen restored parity.

Laughing at someone else’s misfortune… not very nice

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Laughing at someone else’s misfortune… not very nice

Croatia seem to have a thing for being on the right end of comical defending, with this now the second incident they have benefited from.

Willy Caballero dropped an absolute clanger for Argentina against Croatia when the sides met in the group.

The Chelsea keeper chipped the ball up for Ante Rebic to score. It really was a howler.

His time spent under Pep Guardiola clearly paid off

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His time spent under Pep Guardiola clearly paid off

Christensen endured a hot and cold season with Chelsea.

The commanding centre-back started the season well before his form drifted and he was at fault for a number of high-profile mistakes.

They bloody jinxed it.

Just be thankful it’s not a freezing cold Sunday morning, mate

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