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Ballboy becomes actual 12th man

A ballboy sparked a minor riot when he stepped between the posts to save a goal-bound shot late on in a title-deciding match in Brazil.

The teenager became the 12th man in a game between Guarany and Sergipe, with Sergipe leading 1-0 late in the game. With Guarany chasing the game, their goalkeeper went forward for a corner leaving his own net empty. But after a poor delivery, Sergipe counter-attacked and seemed certain to seal the victory until the ballboy stepped in to clear a shot off the unguarded line.

Irish Independent