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Karma! Barcelona SC goalkeeper Maximo Banguera pretends to be knocked out, gets sent off anyway

Ecuadorian goalkeeper Maximo Banguera learnt a valuable lesson on Thursday evening.

The Copa Libertadores group match between Barcelona SC and Atletico Nacional was tightly poised at 1-1 going into injury time, when a chance to run down the clock presented itself to the Barca stopper.

Banguera came rushing out to intercept a defence-splitting pass, clashed with Atletico forward Jonathan Copete and then pretended to be knocked out for nearly a minute.

Perhaps the sight of the referee standing over him, red card in hand, like a mother rousing her dormant child ready for the school run prolonged the charade.

Within minutes of the 29-year-old’s dismissal, Atletico grabbed a winner to deliver an instant dose of karma for the prostrate stopper.