When you think of Brazilian football players, what immediately comes to mind?
For us, it’s flair, flamboyance, creativity, audacity and imagination among other things.
What we don’t associate with players from Brazil are crazy two-footed tackles.
Luckily, the Chile forward saw him coming – but it still doesn’t hide just how dangerous the tackle was:
Amazingly, Melo only picked up a yellow card for the tackle.
But we can credit him with that audacity we wrote about earlier – he got up from the challenge and had the nerve to claim he won the ball to the referee.