Argentinos Juniors’ Gaspar Iniguez decided that no ordinary slide tackle would do if he was going to win the ball from Boca Juniors’ Cristian Erbes. So he got a little creative.
It’s hard to explain exactly what happened. Iniguez clearly lost his footing as he turned to track down Erbes but at what point do you just give up and let the guy go? Was the head first tackle and its consequences, three lost teeth and a yellow card, really worth the all out head first dive at the ball? Probably not. But it sure was entertaining for the rest of us.