Peruvian Striker Scores While Keeper Lies Injured on Pitch (Video)

Michael Cummings@MikeCummings37World Football Lead WriterFebruary 20, 2013

Luiz Adriano, meet your match.

If you're a fan of European football, you probably remember an incident of poor sportsmanship from a UEFA Champions League match between Shakhtar Donetsk and FC Nordsjaelland last November. While his teammates gave the ball back to Nordsjaelland following an injury, Shakhtar's Adriano rushed uncontested onto a free ball and scored a dubious goal while everyone else on the field stood and watched in disbelief.

Something similar happened in Peru recently, and it might have been even worse.

The culprit this time was Peruvian striker Piero Alva. With Alva's Union Comercio leading Cesar Vallejo 2-1, Union keeper Juan Flores claimed the ball in the box before falling to the ground with an apparent head injury.

Flores remained on the pitch for a few seconds before releasing the ball onto the field. One of his teammates tried to clear it, but Alva scampered in and blocked the clearance, deflecting it into the net.

If that wasn't classy enough, his post-match comment was even better. "Football is for the living," he said, according to The Guardian.

Flores, meanwhile, is quoted by 101 Great Goals as saying he considered physical violence as a form of revenge (would you blame him?). "Thought about hitting him and retiring from football," Flores said.

So who's to blame? This was clearly bad and Alva obviously showed poor sportsmanship, but what about the referee?

Shouldn't he have stopped play on the field when the keeper was lying injured on the pitch? Just a thought.

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