Soccer fans will relate that sometimes you just want to run into the stadium and show the players how it’s done. These emotions often occur in couch potatoes during an outburst, but we shall leave the game to professionals, except if that someone who wants to help is a dog.

This stray dog decided to take the fate of its home team into its own paws during the game between The Strongest and Nacional Potosí at the Hernando Siles Stadium in La Paz, Bolivia, on December 24. The pooch stole the show for three minutes and had some of the best moments of glory. The dog joyfully ran around with a stolen football boot in its mouth and received some well-deserved belly rubs from players on the field before being carried off the pitch by a player from the home team, Raúl Castro.

The furball later named Cachito not only won the hearts of fans, but was a good luck charm for the home team as they won the Christmas Eve match 3-0. Unfortunately, its story doesn’t end there, although in the end, it’s more than the dog bargained for (unless that was its plan all along).

A stray dog went viral for interrupting a soccer match in Bolivia

Image credits: Jorge Mamani

He was running around for three minutes while chewing on the substitute goalkeeper’s shoe

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The dog named “Cachito” refused to give up his moment of glory and treated players’ attempts to subdue him as belly rubs

Image credits: Jorge Mamani

Image credits: Jorge Mamani

A player from the home team, Raúl Castro, eventually caught the pooch and carried him off the pitch

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Image credits: Jorge Mamani

Unfortunately, a few days after the match, the dog was found in poor condition after being struck by a vehicle

Image credits: The Strongest – Garra, Pasión y Sentimiento

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The dog was rescued by a local shelter and is slowly recovering

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After hearing the news, Raúl Castro, who escorted Cachito out of the stadium, decided to adopt the pup as soon as he returns from the next game

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Image credits: Reuters