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

Chris Wright

25th, September 2012


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