Botafogo maintained their place atop the Campeonato Brasileiro with a straightforward 2-0 victory over basement boys Nautico on Saturday evening.

Second-half goals from substitute Elias - just minutes after his introduction - and veteran Renato secured three points for Clarence Seedorf's side, to make it 16 points from their opening eight games.

Despite the predictable outcome, the match was made memorable by a pitch invader of the fluffy, four-legged variety, after a dog halted play for a number of minutes after running freely onto the field.

The nimble canine looked right at home as he intricately weaved past a number of players and their outstretched arms, as they tried to remove him from the pitch.

Watch footage of the Brazilian dog pitch invader in the video below - with thanks again to - and share your favourite football funnies in the comment box provided.






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