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Daniel Nadales climbs goalpost to defend corner

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Some players go to extreme lengths to defend their goal; some are heroic, some are slightly more bizarre.

CD Cuartes, who play in the Spanish fourth tier, lost 3-1 to second-placed CD Teruel, but the game will be remembered for Cuartes' captain Daniel Nadales’ attempt to defend a corner.

Life on the line

As the ball was crossed in the defender climbed the goalpost to gain some extra height against their taller opponents. Scaling the goal frame is against the rules of the game, and the Spaniard is lucky that the referee and his assistants missed the incident.

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Speaking about his actions to TN, Nadales said: “It was a corner. We were defending and the attacking team were very tall. The only way I could think to jump higher was to grab the post.”

The Koala

He has been given the affectionate nickname “Koala” following his strange method of defending.

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"It was spontaneous. I did not repeat it in the match. Afterwards I read the rules and now I know they can punish you for doing that,” he confirmed.

It is unlikely that we will see methods like this again, but it could well go down in Spanish fourth tier history, certainly as its most unusual moment.

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