Dirty Tackle

DTotD: Bouncing a throw in off an unsuspecting teammate

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

A player who takes his sweet time to retie his shoe in the middle of a match can be annoying, even if he's your teammate. Instead of letting such a player hold up the match, Benfica's Maxi Pereira decided to use him to get things moving, whether he knew it or not.

So, during Benfica's 4-1 win over Vitoria Setubal, Pereira bounced a throw in off teammate Axel Witsel's back while Witsel tied his boot. Witsel was none the wiser and the match was able to continue on. Now if we could only start throwing balls at divers...

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