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DTotD: Retired St. Pauli midfielder breaks goalkeeper’s nose during German charity game

Ryan Bailey
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While Gabi Agnonlahor was committing vomit-inducing tackles on members of One Direction in Glasgow on Sunday, a nasty incident occurred in another charity match in Germany.

A crowd of around 26,000 fans gathered at FC St. Pauli's Millerntor-Stadion to see the ninth edition of the 'Tag der Legenden' ('Day of legends'), which was contested between a Hamburg XI and a Germany XI. Participants included Lothar Matthäus, Jürgen Klopp, Michael Ballack and F1 legend Michael Schumacher.

Around €260,000 was generated to help disadvantaged youths in the district of Hamburg, but the fun and games of the afternoon were overshadowed by a first half incident in which the nose of former Wolfsburg goalkeeper Claus Reitmaier connected with the forehead of retired St. Pauli midfielder Michél Mazingu-Dinzey.

The result? Dinzey lacerated his face to end up looking like Patrick Bateman, while Reitmaier broke his nose and required immediate surgery.

Here's how the 49-year-old shot stopper looked shortly after the incident...

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DT apologises for making you look at that. To help recover from the ocular trauma, please take a few moments to look at Jürgen Klopp's driving face...

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Klopp was part of the Germany XI that won the match 4-3, and he was coached by Bayern Munich sporting director Matthias Sammer, the man who helped poach Mario Götze away from BvB. That must have a little awkward.

This has been the Dirty Tackle of the Day: a chronicling of unfortunate events.

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