DTotD: Champions League hero Cosmin Moti kicks opponent in the kidney, gets away with it


You might remember Cosman Moti as the Romanian superhero/defender who replaced Ludogorets’ goalkeeper against Steaua Bucharest and made two penalty shootout saves after scoring one of his own to put his side in the Champions League group stage. But one CSKA Sofia player now knows him as the guy who made him pee blood.

Moti delivered a kung-fu kick to his opponent’s midsection as a means of keeping him away from an incoming ball that was nowhere near his foot. Incredibly, the referee didn’t punish Moti at all, perhaps knowing that he is a man with powers that must be feared.

Ludogorets went on to win 4–0, presumably with Moti scoring all four goals and earning the clean sheet.

This has been the Dirty Tackle of the Day: a chronicling of unfortunate events.