Champions League Qualifying: Luxembourg Minnows F91 Dudelange File Strong Early Contender For ‘Worst Tackle Of The 2018/19 Season’ (Video)

Chris Wright

19th, July 2018


Image: M4 Sport

What with the World Cup and all that malarkey, there’s every chance you didn’t notice that the 2018/19 Champions League kicked off four weeks ago.

As such, with most clubs the continent over still mired in pre-season training, little ol’ F91 Dudelange of Luxembourg may have already provided the filthiest ‘tackle’ of the new season.

Dudelange travelled to Hungary to play MOL Vidi FC (formerly Videoton) in the first qualfying round earlier this week and, while losing 2-1, they also finished the match with ten men thanks to a truly horrific finale from defender Bryan Melisse.

With the last minute of the match ticking away and tempers flared, Melisse felled Vidi midfielder Mate Patkai with the kind of airborne double-footed drop kick that would make Nigel de Jong wince…

So there you have it. That’s certainly going to take some beating in the ‘worst tackle of the season’ stakes and we’re not ever properly off the mark yet.

And Melisse’s teammates still saw fit to protest the red. Unbelievable.

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  1. Nuno says:

    Kevin Muscat would be proud of that.

  2. Comfy Chair says:

    In all fairness, Patkai chose to continue in to the play even after it was obvious he stood no chance of winning the ball, particularly after Melisse had gotten there first….

    • bojack says:

      oh, come on! even with melisse being faster, he could easily put down his feet and tried to avoid the collision. this was so on purpose. the guy should do some counseling, it would be good for him.

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