goal line ball stopped by snow schnee

#96 // ⛄ ⛄ ⛄ → Bayer Leverkusen Bayer Leverkusen 2 – 0 Hannover 96

This has happened at least once before, you know.

The weather giving an assist.




Last September, in Monterrey—a rain-soaked field escorting a ball into the net.

Dorlan Pabón giving the most clownish, absurd “assist” to Jesus Gallardo.


When it was the rain, and not either of those players, changing the score of the game.


#26 // 🌧️🌧️🌧️ → Gallardo Monterrey 3 – 0 Tijuana



And so this time? The snow.

And, technically, no goal at all. Nor a pass.


But indeed an assist, of sorts.

Genki Haraguchi with the ball for Hannover, shooting onto an open net, a sure goal…


And then, that snow.



Precipitation getting its second assist tally of the season.

Or one for interference-to-the-score, at the least.


And so what should’ve been a 2-1 game stays 2-0…

In this beautiful, all white scene of winter on the field in Hanover.




You feel bad for Haraguchi. You do.

The last time this much snow interfered with a man’s life was…




So you feel bad, but, at the same time…

There’s a saying for these moments, that he unwisely didn’t heed.


When life gives you snow, you kick the ball at least 500% harder!