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Goal After Ball Bounces Back On!
Submitted By: Pedro Reyes

Although I wasen't around for this one, this is one of the most famous stories in Uruguayan derbys. It happened in the 1930's and after a Nacional player had hit a ball out of bounds close to the post, the ball returned back to the field thanks to a cameraman's briefcase which was left there, another Nacional player then calmly pushed it in. The referee who was standing far away though the ball had hit the post. This derby became known as "briefcase derby"
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