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20th Dec 2015

This horrific high-kick tackle by Felipe Melo was more UFC than Serie A (Video)

This was horrible...

Ben Kenyon

We’ve seen some bad challenges in our time, but this one is right up there.

Felipe Melo went full MMA in this high-kick challenge on Lucas Biglia in the clash between Inter Milan and Lazio.

It’s what’s known in the fight game as an ‘axe kick’ – but Inter’s Melo inexplicably pulled it out in the middle of a Serie A football match.

Needless to say he was given his marching orders following the 90th minute challenge and saw his side slump to a 2-1 home defeat from the stands.

It looks pretty horrendous at full speed…

And it doesn’t look much  better slowed down

Needless to say Twitter wasn’t very happy with the challenge…


Football,Serie A