VIDEO: Stunning free-kick disallowed in Copa Libertadores after lengthy protests

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Fernando Pinillo thought he had scored an exceptional strike from range for Emelec, only to see it controversially taken off the board

Fernando Pinillo scored a remarkable free-kick in Copa Libertadores action Tuesday — until he hadn't.

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The Emelec defender fired a low strike in off the post from some 35 yards out, seemingly giving the Ecuadorian side a 3-1 lead over Colombian foe Medellin.

But the goal seemed to catch everyone off guard — from his own team-mate, who was originally lining up the free-kick for himself, to the Medellin players forming a wall when the set piece was taken.

After lengthy protests from Medellin, the goal was disallowed — prompting Emelec players to take their turn swarming the referee.

Check out the goal, and the ensuing chaos, in the video above!

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