San Lorenzo captain booked for walking his dog onto the pitch

In what is very likely to be the earliest booking handed out in the history of world football, San Lorenzo’s Pablo Alvarado was shown a yellow card minutes before their clash against Boca Juniors. The reason? Alvarado brought his dog onto the pitch prior to kick-off!

Apparently, the San Lorenzo captain thought that his side was in need of a proper club mascot, and decided his dog was the perfect fit. However, the referees deemed that to be time-wasting… even though the match hadn’t started yet. Speculation has it the match officials are fervent cat-lovers.

Fortunately, it remained Alvarado’s only booking on the day, and San Lorenzo went on to win the game, 1-0.

H/T Pies


We’re not sure if Juan Roman Riquelme meant to cross it or actually score this breathtaking goal, but we’re sure glad the 34-year old decided to come back out of recent retirement. And apparently, he also still enjoys running away from his teammates when celebrating.

Riquelme’s goal ended up being the difference for Boca Juniors, who got past Corinthians 2-1 on aggregate in the Copa Libertadores Round of 16.

Keep doing you Riquelme.


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Now be warned, we don’t recommend trying these moves around your valuables, let alone your lovely decorated Christmas tree.

Disclaimer, we apologize for the cheesy Youtube soundtrack.