Dirty Tackle

DTotD: Scoring a winner with your face can be painful

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

As Chicharito can attest, scoring goals with your face produces an unusual mix of joy and throbbing pain. In an indoor match played under the threat of being smothered by a giant U.S. flag, the goalkeeper's weak attempt to clear the ball careened off an opponent's face and went into his own net. And as the scorer of that winning goal writhed around in pain, everyone cheered. Presumably for the goal.

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