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DTotD: Setubal goalkeeper headbutts Porto penalty scorer then falls over with pretend injury

Ryan Bailey
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Porto commenced their Portuguese Liga title defense at home to Setubal on Sunday evening, but things got off to a bad start when Brazilian forward Rafael Martins put the visitors ahead in the 14th minute.

Early in the second half, Porto equalized courtesy of a penalty from Josué. As the diminutive Portuguese midfielder ran to pick the ball from the net, however, he was obstructed and then headbutted by Setubal goalkeeper Pawel Kieszek. Sensing a red card punishment, the Polish shot stopper instinctively dropped to the ground, acting as if he was the one who had been assaulted.

The sorry act was less convincing than a Luis Suarez apology and the referee duly gave Kieszek his marching orders.

Porto ended up winning 3-1, completing the first step to their fourth consecutive Portuguese title win.

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

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