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Heroic Brazilian Physio Comes To His Side’s Rescue With Last Minute Goal-Saving Tackle (Video)

By Chris Wright

In which, during last Sunday’s Brazilian lower league game between Ponta Pora and Coxim, the home side’s physio – who had just left the pitch after tending to one of the Ponta Pora players with his magic sponge with a couple of minutes left on the clock – spots danger out of the corner of his eagle eye and, in a bid to preserve his side’s fragile 1-0 lead, takes it upon himself to put in a goal-saving challenge as the Coxim midfielder breaks into the box (skip to the 00:18 mark)…

Amazingly enough, the final score was recorded as 1-0 to Ponta Pora, so either a penalty was given and missed or, this being South American football after all, the medic’s heroic lunge was deemed perfectly legal, allowed to stand and the game went on as normal.

Video: 101GG

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By Chris on September 25th, 2012 in Funnies, South America, Videos. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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5 Responses to “Heroic Brazilian Physio Comes To His Side’s Rescue With Last Minute Goal-Saving Tackle (Video)”

  1. Bas says:

    In the Dutch Cup season 2000-2001 something similar happened when the physio of the amateur club ‘de Treffers’, Jan Maas, cleared a ball on the goal-line against NEC:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pL7pn3Rc_I&feature=related

  2. Gooneriano says:

    More than likely the ref gave a freekick for that and nothing came of it, you can’t give a penalty for it. The physio probably got a ban but saved his team from not winning the game!

  3. Michel says:

    Haha I immediately thought about the same incident Basser ;)

  4. Brazillian Referee says:

    Great challenge, nothing to see here.

  5. Nuno says:

    I believe when there’s interference of someone other than the players, the result is a drop-ball. No matter how bad it was, I don’t think it could be given a direct freekick (penalty)

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