Tuesday 23 January 2018

Pitch invader strikes at Tallaght Stadium ahead of St Pats' Champions League clash... and it's a goat

The goat loose in Tallaght Stadium.
The goat loose in Tallaght Stadium.

The beautiful game can sometimes through up the strange and wonderful but how has a goat managed to find it's way onto the Tallaght Stadium pitch.

In the hours before St Patrick's Athletic face Legia Warsaw in their crucial Champions League tie, the renegade mammal eluded security staff as he muched on the green grass of the south Dublin venue.

RTE soccer correspondent Tony O'Donoghue captured the goat on camera and tweeted this image to his followers with the message: "Seriously. A goat on the loose in Tallaght!."

How the farmyard animal managed to make his way onto the pitch remains a mystery.

He is still roaming free at the venue despite repeated attempts to catch him.

St Pat's lead Legia Warsaw on the away goals rule(1-1) after last week's first leg in Poland and if they get through they will face Celtic in the next round. Kick-off is at 7.45pm.

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