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Angry defender seeks forgiveness after comical own goal

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Universitario benefited from a second blunder in successive matches by the Union Comercio defence to grab a 1-0 victory in Moyobamba in the Peruvian championship.

Universitario's Carlos Olascuaga was brought down in the box in the 59th minute of Sunday's match but before the referee could blow his whistle for a penalty, Comercio defender Renzo Reanos blasted the ball into his own net in anger.

"I feel really bad, it's my fault we lost today. I want to ask my team mates and all Union Comercio people to forgive me," a contrite Reanos said on his Twitter account (@reanosrm).

Last weekend Sporting Cristal beat Comercio 2-0 after goalkeeper Juan Flores gave away a soft goal to Peru striker Irven Avila.

Flores took a back pass and played the ball to one side of his box before missing it completely as he went to kick it to a defender. Avila nipped in to rob him and run it into the unguarded net.

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