A bizarre incident took place during an Argentinian third-division football match between Juventud Unida and Defensores de Belgrano when a dog came to a goalkeeper’s rescue and saved an inevitable goal.
— DEPORTV (@canaldeportv) December 4, 2018
In the video which has gone viral on social media it is seen that, the Defensores’ goalkeeper appeared to have cost his team an easy goal in the already lost cause (3-0) when he shot the ball directly to an opposition player, leaving the goal post unguarded. This was when a Juventud Unida player thought he’d turn the opportunity into a goal until he noticed the substitute goalkeeper (dog) sprinting across to the field and blocking the certain goal. Though the dog saved the goal, it did not help the team in winning the game.
The uninvited guest, the dog, on the field became a celebrity overnight and even some social media users suggested that the dog deservers an award for saving the inevitable goal. Here are some reactions from social media users which are trending.
The dog deserves a reward! https://t.co/3v8LIxKzXC
— Andrew (@And_roo17) December 6, 2018
— Darren Duquette (@DarrenDuquette) December 6, 2018
Best goal save of the year… https://t.co/G0LzLHWI5d
— Deke Bridges (@dekebridges) December 5, 2018
— @pdctrescuesociety 🐕🐈🐇🐦🐾 (@pdctrescue) December 5, 2018
More goalkeeping heroics from dogs in South America 🐶
In Argentina’s third tier Juventud Unida de Gualeguaychú were denied another certain goal in their weekend win over Defensores de Belgrano de Villa Ramallo
— Peter Coates (@golazoargentino) December 4, 2018
Can think of a few keepers who could do with a dog…… https://t.co/XWRzh1gHIo
— Darren Keighley (@doubletopdaz) December 4, 2018
Save of the year right here. https://t.co/niWT2Hnu7V
— Ben Dettmar (@OlympicsProf) December 4, 2018