Fans of 2013-era Premier League gossip columns will no doubt remember Oscar Cardozo as the striker who was routinely linked with moves to the likes of Tottenham and Man City without ever coming remotely close to joining either side.
Having left Benfica some time ago, Cardozo is now 35 and plugging away in his native Paraguay with Club Libertad, who were in Copa Libertadores action on Wednesday evening.
Indeed, Libertad trounced Bolivia’s The Strongest 5-1 in the second leg of their qualifier, with Cardozo adding his side’s fourth goal in the 87th minute.
We’d estimate that the veteran target man somehow managed to score from a range of about 60 yards without the ball bouncing even once.
Hell of a hit, that.
There was still time for Carlos Cuogo to add a fifth for Libertad in stoppage time, thus securing them a fairly dominant 6-2 aggregate win.
They will now face either Deportivo La Guaira (Venezuela) or Atletico Nacional (Colombia) depending on who emerges victorious from their tie, to be concluded this evening.
We’d also like to take a one moment to salute Libertad coach Leonel Alvarez, whose barber clearly has just one image of Billy Connolly on the wall of his salon…