Afour-legged superstar took center stage and showcased its impressive soccer skills during a Liga Expansion MX game between Alebrijes de Oaxaca and Dorados de Sinaloa.
The match took place on Wednesday night at the Oaxaca Technological Stadium as part of the 11th matchday of the Apertura 2023 tournament of the second-division league of Mexico. The home team, Oaxaca, secured a convincing 4-0 victory.
However, the most memorable moment of the game was not a goal but the entrance of an unexpected player-a canine pitch invader.
The incident was captured on video and quickly went viral on social media.
A dog stole the show for more than a minute
The new star of Mexican soccer
At the 90+1-minute mark, a playful dog made its way onto the field, interrupting the game to indulge in a game of soccer.
Astonishingly, the goalkeeper threw the ball to the eager pup, who promptly grabbed it with its snout and embarked on a joyous sprint across the field.
The playful dog skillfully eluded security personnel and players who attempted to catch it, while fans cheered with “oles” every time it evaded capture.
The dog’s enthusiasm was evident from the moment it seized the ball, carrying it from the edge of the penalty area to the center of the soccer field.
A comical chase ensued, with security personnel and players joining the pursuit.
They managed to corral the spirited intruder temporarily, but it made a daring escape once more.
Fortunately, a courageous staff member enticed it with another ball, leading the dog towards the dressing room area.
While there has been no official announcement regarding the dog’s future, the Oaxaca team’s X account playfully hinted at its potential adoption.
They celebrated their victory, highlighted their goal tally, and humorously suggested they had found a new striker, punctuating the statement with a dog emoji.