Referee Takes Out Sergio Canales With Perfectly Timed Slide Tackle (Video)

Chris Wright

2nd, October 2011


By Chris Wright

In which, with Valencia’s Sergio Canales making menacing strides towards the edge of Granada’s area, the referee intervenes with one of the cleanest, perfectly-timed slide tackles you’re ever likely to see…

For the record, Canales eventually managed to get the better of his twelve oppponents, scoring Valencia’s only goal in a 1-0 win.

Video: TVGolo

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  1. This is a red card! Rodwell was sent off for less! :D

  2. makoto hasebe says:

    this referee should sent off for two leg tackle!

  3. Tinez says:

    Got to love the commitment of the referee, first he makes a crunching tackle to win possession and then he sprints up the pitch to assist in the counter-attack. Truly wonderful play.

  4. dc says:

    Shouldn’t he at least do a drop-ball? What if Granada had scored on the counter? There’d be hell to pay

  5. KINGB3113 says:

    @dc, I was thinking the same. Can’t believe he just allowed play to continue after intefering in the way he did.

  6. hachel says:

    the same with the ball deflecting of him out of bounds, throw in for the other team. The ref is ‘air’.

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