Copa Libertadores: Deportivo Lara Midfielder Bernaldo Manzano Becomes First Player In Tournament History To Score Goal, Own-Goal, Provide Assist And Get Sent Off In One Match

Chris Wright

4th, April 2019


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Proving that the Copa Libertadores is truly the chaos aficionado’s tournament of choice, Deportivo Lara (Venezuela) beat Huracan (Argentina) on Thursday in a game that saw new ground broken.

The man at the epicentre was Lara midfielder Bernaldo Manzano, who became the first player in the entire six-decade history of the tournament to score a goal, score an own-goal, provide an assist and get himself sent off all in the space of one match.

Manzano managed the astounding feat as Lara scraped to a 2-1 home win by opening the scoring (at the right end) with a ninth-minute penalty then laying on his side’s second goal for striker David Centeno to stick away.

The 28-year-old then pulled one back for Huracan on the hour-mark with a crap own-goal before getting himself sent off just five minutes later for a second bookable offence. The highlights are available to watch here if you so wish.

This all came on a mad day for Lara on which they were forced to play two matches due to the Venezuelan FA refusing to cancel their domestic fixture.

They won both…

South American football truly is the gift that will just not stop giving, whether you want it to or not.

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  1. maria says:

    Looks like Zamora had to play twice on the same day as well. Crazy.

  2. Dildo says:

    Oh shit La Libertadores again!

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