Definitely not a friendly

Reminding us all that soccer players still put their shorts on one leg at a time

By Sam Patterson | Photo via NESN

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Maccabi Haifa’s Itay Shechter was felled by an imaginary bullet. [source: streamable]

Ten minutes into his return as a sub, Florian Thauvin put Olympique de Marseille a man down with a cynical clear-and-swipe. [streamable]

You can really take any set of clips from this multi-faceted, multi-stage brawl in a ‘friendly’ between Argentina’s Gimnasia and Estudiantes. [101greatgoals and youtube]

Filipe Luis went studs up into the left knee — the money-making knee-of Lionel Messi. [source: youtube]

Fred, Brazil’s World Cup scapegoat and Fluminense striker, straight up sucker-punched a guy. [source: Globo Esporte]