Thursday, April 19th, 2012
Less than a month after Ruben Negredo did it in the lower league in Spain, it’s happened again in the Copa Libertadores.
Brazilian club Fluminense won 2-1 at Arsenal Sarandi to seal their progression in South America’s premier club competition on Wednesday night, however the standout moment of the match was arguably reserved for the Argentineans: most specifically midfielder Diego Torres.
The final ten minutes of the match was mayhem.
With Flu 1-up from the 35th minute, Arsenal pulled level through Nicolas Aguirre with nine minutes left on the clock. Four minutes later though, things began falling apart for Arsenal as keeper Cristian Campestrini received a straight red whilst giving away a penalty and – with all three subs already used – midfielder Diego Torres was scarified to go in goal.
And then the amazing happened: Thiago Neves aimed his penalty to Torres’ low right hand side, but Torres guessed correctly to palm the ball around the post.
Sadly for Arsenal that joyous moment was quickly forgotten as Rafael Moura bagged a last minute winner for Flu.