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Morning links: A cat ran onto the field during Real Salt Lake's game Wednesday. Yes, a cat

A cat runs past Real Salt Lake defender Aaron Herrera (22) during the last minutes of a Leagues Cup soccer match against the UANL Tigres at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Real Salt Lake lost 0-1.
A cat runs past Real Salt Lake defender Aaron Herrera (22) during the last minutes of a Leagues Cup soccer match against the UANL Tigres at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Real Salt Lake lost 0-1.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — As the clock reached second-half stoppage time in Real Salt Lake’s Leagues Cup game Wednesday night versus Tigres UANL at Rio Tinto Stadium, RSL’s deficit was close to doubling from 1-0 to 2-0 when the home team was saved by a cat.

Yes, a cat.

In the 92nd minute, Tigres got a counter attack going when suddenly a feline darted out on to the field and ran straight into the area, right by RSL goalkeper Nick Rimando. That would have appeared to give Tigres’ Andre-Pierre Gignac a good look at a shot, but perhaps he was distracted, too, as he fired off an errant shot.

The cat was ultimately removed from the field, but its presence provided some funny tweets, particularly given that a similar episode happened with a duck last season at Rio Tinto Stadium.

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