Watch Diego Godín Get Spectacularly Kicked In The Face By Qarabag’s Pedro Henrique
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Kicks are spectacular. Especially in martial arts. Also in movies. I mean, just think about Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee. However, every now and then soccer players can be seen kicking their colleagues in pretty spectacular ways. This week Champions League highlight is no doubt Diego Godin kicked in the face by Qarabag's Pedro Henrique.
Henrique and Godín were both in the air, having jumped to reach the ball. Somehow, Henrique managed to get his foot all the way up to Godín’s face. Now, this certainly wasn’t one for fair play, but no doubt it was a memorable image.
La patada voladora de Pedro Henrique a Diego Godin en la cara. Roja directa. pic.twitter.com/gc5Fg9yMQ8— Rodo (@_r0d0) 31 de octubre de 2017
Along these lines, there have been other memorable kicks in soccer. From funny to outright scary, take a look at this violent place.
Nigel De Jong kicks Xavi Alonso in the chest in the 2010 South Africa World Cup.
— janombel (@JOANNOMU) 5 de marzo de 2013
How about Club América’s Guido Rodríguez kicking former “Águilas” star Rubens Sambueza?
Guido Rodríguez mete una 'patada' a la cara de Sambueza y recibe la tarjeta roja. pic.twitter.com/sBwvZWor07— Univision Deportes (@UnivisionSports) 1 de octubre de 2017
And finally, take a look at this wild kick in the face in a New Zealand vs New Caledonia.
After failing to beat Azerbaijan’s Qarabag FK, Atlético de Madrid sits third in their group with only three points, following Chelsea and Roma, with seven and eight points respectively. Qarabag are last place with two points.