The Copa Libertadores is serious business and River Plate goalkeeper Julio Cesar Chiarini proved that during his side’s match against Tigres by putting his desire to make a clearance ahead of his own teammate’s well being. While going for the ball, Chiarini delivered an uppercut with his knee to defender Ramiro Funes Muri, putting Muri down for the count.
The defender was loaded onto a stretcher and carted off in the 58th minute as a result of the collision, but River Plate later scored an equalizer and the match ended 1–1. So maybe that will help Muri feel better…once the throbbing subsides.
This has been the Dirty Tackle of the Day: a chronicling of unfortunate events.