Losing a goalkeeper in a match is already a rare circumstance that happens in football. However, losing two goalkeepers in the same contest is extremely unlikely. In fact, any team that suffers that situation should call itself extremely unlucky. This is exactly what happened to Chelsea on the 15th of October 2006. The 1xBet platform features all matches of Chelsea and the other teams of the English Premier League. Chelsea won the match 1-0 with an own goal scored by Ívar Ingimarsson.
A serious injury to Petr Čech
Many people remember former Czech goalkeeper Petr Čech due to his characteristic helmet. Well, this match was the reason why he started using that iconic helmet in the first place. Whenever great goalkeepers are on the field, punters can visit https://www.1xbet.co.ke/line/Football to wager on them.
An English Premier League match between Chelsea and Reading would forever change Čech’s career. This match was played on the 15th of October 2006. Only 20 seconds into the game, the keeper attempts to capture a long ball. Reading player Stephen Hunt also had the same idea. Unfortunately for Čech, Hunt’s knee hit him directly on the top of his head. The 1xBet website has all the matches of the English Premier League.
The Chelsea medical team immediately saw that his injury was serious. He had suffered a skull fracture, and backup keeper Carlo Cudicini replaced the Czech.
A match with a lot of bad luck
Chelsea’s goalkeeper nightmares on that day didn’t end with Čech’s serious head injury. Currently, a live bet online is possible with 1xbet.co.ke/live/, which can be made on all Chelsea matches. By the way, that Chelsea squad had a lot of great figures. Some examples were:
- Frank Lampard;
- John Terry;
- Didier Drogba;
- Andriy Shevchenko;
- and even coach José Mourinho.
By the end of the match, Reading player Ibrahima Sonko was desperately trying to score a goal for his squad. Unfortunately, he collided with Chelsea keeper Carlo Cudicini, leaving him unconscious and motionless on the ground.
Chelsea didn’t have more substitutions. For this reason, defender John Terry needed to finish the match as a makeshift goalkeeper. To make an online live bet is possible with 1xBet, and this can be made when the best goalkeepers are on the field.
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