In what could be an unfortunate turn of events on the football field a dog — yes, a dog — spared the blushes of a goalkeeper by last expertly heading clear what would have been a sure-shot goal.
The hilarious intervention took place in Argentina during a match between Juventud Unida de Gualeguaychú and Defensores de Belgrano.
In the video which has gone viral, with his side trailing, as the Defensores de Belgrano keeper attempts a quick counter-attack, he misjudges his kick, thwacking the ball against an opposing player. The ball takes a deflection and lands at the feet of another opposition forward who wastes no time and shoots for goal.
What happens next is nothing short of miraculous.
A dog, sprinting across the face of the goal, expertly heads the ball, as it harmlessly lands wide off the post and out of play.
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
The keeper-dog’s intervention wasn’t enough to spare his (presumed) team from a receiving a hiding, however, as they lost 3-0 in the Argentine Torneo Federale encounter.