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

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!