Veteran Paraguayan midfielder Edgar Barreto and his son were responsible for the most wholesome footballing moment of the week last night.
The 37-year-old was on target for NEC Nijmegen in a 3-2 defeat to Cambuur in the Eredivisie, with his equalising goal making history.
His header in the first half came 14 years and 216 days after his first strike in the Dutch top flight - overtaking Robin van Persie's record of longest time between goals in the Eredivisie.
He was overjoyed and immediately rushed over to his son Matu, who was a ball boy. The two shared a tight embrace in the pouring down rain and it was wonderful to see.
You just cannot beat the beaming smile on both of their faces.
Love this, Edgar Barreto celebrating with his ball boy son after scoring for NEC Nijmegen last night pic.twitter.com/I22fvzBYk6— Josh Lawless (@JoshLawless_) November 27, 2021
The scenes were similar to when Joao Felix shared a touching embrace with his younger brother Hugo during his time at Benfica.
The rest of the Benfica starting XI all joined in the celebrations and it was just brilliant viewing.
Barreto, meanwhile, first joined NEC in 2004 and played 97 times for the club in his first spell. He then played for Reggina, Atalanta, Palermo and Sampdoria before returning back to his old stomping ground in 2019.
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