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.
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.
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.
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