Burkina Faso doubled their advantage after the goalie attempted to prevent a cross, but mistakenly knocked it into his own net in the process.
Cameroon fell behind 2-0 to Burkina Faso in the third-place play-off in the Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday, thanks to a bizarre blunder from Andre Onana.
Steeve Yago scored a close-range goal for the tournament hosts 24 minutes into the game, putting them down.
However, shortly before half-time, Onana diverted a shot into his own net, making the task facing Antonio Conceicao’s team even more tough.
What went wrong?
Issa Kabore, who contributed to the game’s first goal, got down to the byline and stretched to deliver the ball into the area.
Onana stepped off his line to try to block the cross at the front post, but it hit his arm and deflected into the net.
VAR reviewed the goal because it appeared that the ball had gone out of play before Kabore fired it towards the goal, but it was upheld.
Djibril Ouattara scored a third goal for Burkina Faso early in the second half, putting the game out of reach for Cameroon.
But they clawed their way back into the tie as Stephane Bahoken equalized before Vincent Aboubakar scored in the 85th and 87th minutes to force extra time.
Cameroon then went on to win the penalty shootout, securing third place.