Happiest dog in the world invades football match resulting in Copa Libertadores game being halted

The dog teased players for a few minutes before being caught and carried off the pitch

Jack de Menezes
Thursday 28 April 2016 11:52
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A Copa Libertadores match between Deportivo Tachira and Pumas in Venezuela had to be temporarily halted after the pitch was invaded by possibly the world’s happiest dog.

Players on both teams couldn’t help but smile as the dog leaped around the pitch, running from man to man and trying to chase the ball.

After taking aim at Pumas goalkeeper Alejandro Palacios, the hound teased the Mexican before evading his grasp as he tried to grab hold of it, with the match held up for minutes while the dog wreaked havoc.

The dog ran interrupted a Copa Libertadores match between Deportivo Tachira and Pumas
Pumas goalkeeper Alejandro Palacios unsuccessfully tries to catch the dog
The dog licks pumas defender Gerardo Alcoba on the face as he is carried off

Finally, Pumas defender Gerardo Alcoba caught the dog and managed to pick it up and carry it off the pitch, although he got a lick on the face from the canine for his efforts and laughed all the way to the sideline.

Once caught, the dog was carried away by a staff member and the cup game was able to continue, with Deportivo going on tie win 1-0.

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