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The week’s most absurd soccer moments

By Sam Patterson

San Lorenzo may count the Pope among its biggest supporters, but there was nothing holy about this jump tackle by left back Emmanuel Mas. [source: futbolparatodos.com.ar]

AC Ajaccio defender Joris Sainati may have ample time in the near future to perfect his boxing, given the likely suspension for these punches he threw. [source: youtube]

Last week we brought you flopping off a stretcher to waste time. This week, from China, we bring you Qingdao Hainiu’s Gao Xiang, who WWE-headlocked a teammate to send him back to the ground. [source: youtube]

Helen Eke was all set to be Hammarby’s savior from a poor stretch of defensive play. Until she wasn’t. [source: 101greatgoals]

Faster than you can say “what a howler!” Juventud Unida defender Francisco Pereyra went from out of trouble to scoring an own goal. [source: futbolparatodos.com.ar]