River Plate goalkeeper gives away goal with hilarious error

Published Mar. 14, 2016 1:48 p.m. ET

Colon striker Alan Ruiz owes Marcelo Barovero a gift basket. It's the least he could do.

Ruiz notched his very first career hat trick on Sunday, but only thanks to the River Plate goalkeeper's gracious kindness.

With Colon already up 3-1 in their Primera Division match and Ruiz sitting on a brace, Barovero received an ordinary backpass and decided to wait for Ruiz to close in on him before booting the ball upfield. And then he waited some more. And then, well, I think you already know.

And that is why you always press the goalkeeper, kids.