Realising they had a mountain to climb, fourth-tier Sacachispas decided to assemble their very own Justice League in a bid to knock Primera Division side Arsenal de Sarandi out of the Copa Argentina.
Having raided the local party shop beforehand, Sacachispas’ players lined up for their customary pre-match photo while wearing a variety of different superhero masks, from Iron Man to the Incredible Hulk.
De la cuarta categoría del fútbol 🇦🇷 pero eliminaron en penales a un equipo de Primera en la #CopaArgentina
Superhéroes Sacachispas. ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/3i1OPRHsAE
— Fútbol Sin Censura (@FutSinC) May 23, 2017
Rather incredibly, the team in fancy dress went on to pull off the shock result of the round.
A goal from Batman (or possibly Darth Vader, or maybe Predator) ensued the game finished 1-1 after 120 minutes, only for Sacachispas to plunder a 6-5 victory in the subsequent penalty shoot-out.
Given the result, Pies would suggest that they make a habit of dressing up before matches – but alas, it appears this is hardly a new thing!
— Santiago Ravidlas (@SantiRavidlasPy) May 23, 2017
The big bloody loonies.