Dirty Tackle

Andres Iniesta scores special goal, Pinto gets hit with a sandwich (and a coin)

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

To mark the 10th anniversary since Andres Iniesta's first team debut for Barcelona, he wore the captain's armband in their Copa del Rey match against Segunda Division B (the third tier of Spanish football) side Deportivo Alaves. In the 51st minute, with Barca already up 1-0 after David Villa opened the scoring, Iniesta casually lobbed a wonderful shot into the top corner for their second of three goals.

But while Iniesta was reveling in his special moment, goalkeeper Jose Manuel Pinto was hit in the head with a sandwich. A number of objects showered down on Pinto from the stands and according to Marca, the referee later reported that Pinto was hit by "the remains of a sandwich." Since he is afforded so few chances to play, Pinto soldiered on through the pain and finished out the match.

UPDATE: BeIN Sports' Phil Schoen informs us that in that shower of objects, Pinto was hit by a coin, which is a bit more painful than a sandwich (which can be seen on the ground around Pinto here).

(Marca)

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