VIDEO: Red Bull Leipzig score goal on "Hail Mary" scripted play | SIDELINE

The goal in the above video — scored by Red Bull Leipzig, a German club in 3.Liga, the third division of Germany — is basically the soccer equivalent to the Hail Mary play in American football.

Down by six points with four seconds to play in the game, every eligible receiver sprints down the field as fast as they can while the quarterback buys time, chucks it as far as his arm will go and hopes that something crazy happens in the end zone.

In a nutshell, that's what Leipzig did. Something crazy happened in and around the 18-yard box. Only they did it straight off the opening kickoff of their game against VfB Stuttgart II last Saturday. It worked on the play, and they went on to win the game 3-1.

Which leads us to the obvious question: why don't more teams execute scripted plays like this more often, particularly when kicking off? Also, come up with your own unorthodox scripted play and share it in the comments below.


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