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Deportivo Táchira striker Giancarlo Maldonado cries after scoring a stoppage time equaliser against his father's team, Academia Puerto Cabello
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VIDEO: Player cries after scoring goal that knocks his father’s side out of contention for Liga Venezuela Apertura

Stunning late strike elicits tears.

Deportivo Táchira striker Giancarlo Maldonado cried after scoring a stoppage time equaliser that damaged a rival team managed by his father.

The 36-year-old’s stunning late strike ended any hopes of Liga Venezuela Apertura success for Academia Puerto Cabello, whose manager is his dad Carlos.

Antes de dormir…

Qué les parece este golazo de Giancarlo Maldonado, viejo conocido del fútbol mexicano…

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— Raúl Orvañanos (@RaulOrvananos) May 21, 2019

Sunday’s match at the Complejo Deportivo Socialista reached a dramatic conclusion when Maldonado levelled the scores from the edge of the box.

This denied Puerto Cabello the win they needed to finish in the top 8 and therefore advance to the knockout stage of the competition.

And it ultimately proved to be a meaningless goal for Deportivo Táchira, although they would have qualified had they managed to score another.