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GIF: Felipe Melo Proves He Isn’t Really Brazilian With Shocking Two-Footer On Alexis Sanchez

GIF: Felipe Melo Proves He Isn’t Really Brazilian With Shocking Two-Footer On Alexis Sanchez

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.

But we’ve come to expect it from Galatasaray‘s Felipe Melo, who last night showed he’s the most un-Brazilian Brazilian in football with this shocking two-footer on Arsenal‘s Alexis Sanchez.

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.

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