Soccer player scores goal, dons Sin Cara mask in Portuguese Cup final
Who was that masked man on the pitch at the Portugal Cup Final Sunday? Well, it might have looked like him, but it wasn’t Sin Cara.
From the National Stadium Sporting Complex at Jamor, forward Raul Jimenez scored the first goal for S.L. Benfica en route to the team’s 2-1 victory over Vitória SC. Moments after chipping the ball over Vitória goalkeeper Joao Miguel, he celebrated WWE-style, producing from his shorts and donning a Sin Cara mask.
Vitória probably didn’t appreciate the gesture, and the official most certainly didn't – he issued Jimenez a yellow card for his celebration – though ultimately, it didn’t stop Benfica from rejoicing in the completion of a double this season, adding a Portuguese Cup to its Primeira Liga title.
Jimenez’s goal and Benfica also garnered some love from Sin Cara himself on social media. The Superstar thanked Jimenez for his tribute on Twitter, and posted via Instagram an in-language note of congratulations to the team on securing the double.
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Felicidades a el club @slbenfica y @raulalonsojimenez9 por esta gran temporada. #Campeones de Liga y la Copa de #Portugal 🇵🇹 ! #VivaMexico🇲🇽 #Latinos #LuchaLibre #LuchaCulture #LuchaLuchaLucha #LuchaStrong @wwe @wweespanol_ @clubamerica @pepebaez75 @emmanuelfalcon @falcony