Cosas locas: Pato Abbondanzieri gifts D'Alessandro a goal

In December 2010 Argentine goalkeeper Roberto "pato" Abbondanzieri announced his retirement from football. He will be fondly remembered by fans of Boca Juniors where he won six league titles, three Copa Libertadores, two Intercontinental Cups, two Copa Sudamericanas and one Recopa Sudamericana. He also won the Copa Libertadores in 2010 as the goalkeeper for Internacional of Brazil, the Ricardo Zamora trophy as the best goalkeeper in La Liga in 2006-07 and won 49 caps for the Argentina national team.

In this clip Abbondanzieri gifted Real Zaragoza a goal by leaving the goal open to remonstrate with the referee about the positioning of the free kick when he was playing for Getafe. Fellow Argentine Andrés D'Alessandro took the free kick quickly firing into the unguarded net.

It seems a bit harsh to point out one of his mistakesin in the week that he announced his retirement but it is only being done as a demonstration that even the most highly decorated players in world football sometimes make mistakes.

For more crazy South American football check out the rest of the Cosas locas series.

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