(UPI) A Europa League soccer game in Macedonia was interrupted when a dog ran out onto the field and made friends with a goalkeeper.
The Thursday night match between Skopje-based FK Vardar and Norwegian team Rosenborg was interrupted during the 74th minute when a dog ran out onto the field as a player was lining up a penalty kick.
Vardar goalkeeper Filip Gacevski attempted to help chase the canine away from the pitch, but instead ended up succumbing to the canine's charms and giving it a belly rub as it rolled over onto its back.
The dog's on-field adventure was caught on camera by a spectator and posted to Twitter.
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Security staff swarmed the field in an attempt to capture the dog, but it gave them the slip and eventually ran off on its own.
The game ended in a 1-1 tie.Copyright 2017 by United Press International