Contreras gets some love in Caracas!
© Getty Images

Talk about treating your guests well! When Huachipato defender Jose Contreras jumped for a header in a Copa Libertadores game away to Caracas, he was given an elevating lift from Dany Cure and was blown a kiss by Edder Farias – at least that’s what the above piece of camerawork tricks us into thinking!

It wasn’t the only help the piece of help the Chileans received in the Venezuelan capital, as a series of defensive lapses and the finishing of two foreign forwards helped them to an emphatic 4-0 victory. Bulldozing Uruguayan Braian Rodriguez hit a hat-trick, while Argentinian Federico Falcone put the icing on the cake.

The result lifted Huachipato, who curiously lost 3-1 at home to the same team earlier in Group 8, top and left Caracas bottom, in what is turning out to be an extremely tight section. Indeed just one point separates all four teams – Fluminense and Gremio are the others – in the race for two tickets to the knockout stage.