A dog invades the pitch during a Copa Libertadores clash between Táchira and Pumas
PEPPY: Puppy (Image: YouTube/Fox Deportes)

VIDEO: Overexcited dog invades pitch in Copa Libertadores match

Bounds across turf, leaping at players before getting carried off amidst attempted face-licks.

Watch the moment an hilariously overexcited dog invades the pitch during a Copa Libertadores match between Táchira and Pumas.

The pooch looked to be having an absolute whale of a time as it bounded across the turf, leaping majestically yet playfully at players all the while.

Eventually the canine pitch invader was escorted off the pitch amidst attempted face-licks, clearing the way for Venezuelan side Táchira to win the game 1-0.

Reports that it has since been awarded the Fur Play award remain unconfirmed.

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