The Puerto Rican soccer player Leandro Antonetti He dreamed, since his beginnings in the sport, of facing the best players in the world.
On Saturday his dream became a reality, but it was accompanied by a great goal against the greats when he scored a goal with his team, Club Deportivo Lugo against Atletico de Madrid in the round of 32 of the Copa del Rey.
His goal, third in his division in the competition, came in the 39th minute, although it did not prevent CD Lugo’s defeat, 1-3.
Antonetti, son of the former volleyball player and leader of the Puerto Rico National Team, Ossie Antonnetimarked a genius that revealed the effectiveness of the Uruguayan Jose Maria Gimenez and the Turkish center back Çağlar Söyuncu.
Before his goal, the Puerto Rican striker had already threatened with a cross shot, but the Uruguayan took the ball under the goal with Jan Oblak.
In the second minute, Atletico opened the scoring with a shot by Angel Correa after an opening by Saul Niguez behind the back of full-back Johaneko Louis-Jean.
For the second half, a double from Memphis Depay, between the 66th and 74th minute, improved Atletico’s game at the Anxo Carro stadium to seal the victory for the red and whites.
Memphis hasn’t started often this season.
Antonetti’s club belongs to the First Federation RFEF (Royal Spanish Football Federation), third division in the Spanish pyramid, while Atletico is part of the First Division.
Those led by Diego Simeone advanced to the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey.