Ademola Lookman pulled off the impressive feat of hitting one of the few cameramen inside the almost-empty Red Bull Arena in the head with a ball upon the Bundesliga‘s return on Saturday. 

The RB Leipzig forward tried a difficult shot from outside the box during their match against Freiburg, but got it all wrong.

Instead of curling into the top corner as planned, the ball faded away from the goal, smacking the unsuspecting camera operator right in his head. 

Saturday marked the first match in the Bundesliga since March due to coronavirus, and the German league is the first big European league to get back underway.

Ademola Lookman accidentally struck a cameraman in the head with a wayward shot

Ligue 1 has already been called off for the season, while ways of getting the Premier League back up and running are still being discussed. 

Bundesliga games are being played behind closed doors, the substitutes are socially distancing, and players are celebrating goals with forearm bumps. 

Thankfully the unlucky cameraman appeared to be okay, but Lookman’s effort followed the tone of Leipzig’s game, where they tried 17 shots on goal but could only score once. The Englishman also missed another chance, flashing a volley wide with the goal at his mercy.

Meanwhile, Freiburg only had one shot on target, but made it count to earn a surprise draw. They even thought they had stolen a win in the last minute of injury time, however the strike was ruled out for offside. 

Leipzig are still fighting near the top of the league in third place, however only managing a point means they fall further behind Dortmund in second, who got a 4-0 win over Schalke in their first game back.

League leaders Bayern Munich will play Union Berlin on Sunday, where they will look to open up a four point gap at the top. 

Lookman has spent the majority of this season on the bench, and hasn’t found the net in any of his eight appearances in all competitions.

The 22-year-old started his senior career at Charlton Athletic, before moving to Everton, and then to Leipzig after a successful loan spell.  

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