Watch this dog play soccer with Gabriel Barbosa.

Don't Resist: You Want to Watch This Dog Expertly Pass a Soccer Ball

Don't Resist: You Want to Watch This Dog Expertly Pass a Soccer Ball

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April 26 2016 2:18 PM

This Dog Passes a Soccer Ball Better Than You Do

And he is much more adorable doing it.

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Scotch, a border collie, is better at soccer than most people. In this video, we see the energetic pooch play soccer on a beach in Brazil with some humans, including Brazilian soccer star Gabriel “Gabigol” Barbosa.

This is no ordinary “dog plays soccer” video. Scotch uses his nose—and his incredible athleticism—to hit the ball, leaping into the air to attain the same height as the other players. He only loses his “dribble” once and enthusiastically runs right into the water to retrieve it. Scotch is, basically, a real-life Air Bud—and like that American-football–playing golden retriever, he looks like he’s having the time of his life playing his chosen sport.

Madeline Raynor is a Slate freelance video blogger.