River Plate Midfielder, Enzo Pérez put in a man of the match performance between the sticks last night in the Copa Libertadores.
Pérez was forced to play in goal after a Covid outbreak hit the River Plate squad leaving them with just 11 players.
20 members of the first team squad were ruled out, with all 4 of the goalkeepers being amongst these.
To make things even worse, the South American Football Confederation refused to allow the use of academy players.
On top of this, Pérez was also carrying a hamstring injury leaving very little hope for River Plate before the match.
The Covid-hit squad stepped up to the plate though, and ended up beating Santa Fe 2-1!
2 goals within the first 10 minutes for River Plate seemed to settle the nerves, particularly for Pérez who was in unfamiliar territory.
The stand-in goalkeeper would’ve been dreaming of a clean sheet after keeping the visitors at bay for over 70 minutes.
It wasn’t to be though for the Argentinian, who finally conceded after making a number of good saves.
If the victory wasn’t enough, Pérez was also named MOTM to top off what was a truly memorable night in the footballing world.
Glove Spotting: Enzo Pérez
Pérez was sporting the blackout Reusch Attrakt Freegel S1 as his goalkeeping heroics earnt his side a 2-1 victory.
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