The World Cup is already becoming a distant memory as attention quickly turns to the new season.
While most Premier League teams don't start the 2018/19 campaign until August 11, before that there's the small matter of the transfer window, pre-season, and of course European qualification.
Fortunately for Liverpool, England's fourth-placed side no longer have to play a two-legged tie to get into the Champions League.
SPL champions Celtic, meanwhile, are looking to put Armenian outfit Alashkert to bed having thrashed them 3-0 away from home.
Qarabag and APOEL Nicosia, who faced Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur respectively in the group stages last season, are both looking to get into the competition proper once again.
It's fair to say that while some of Europe's more obscure clubs may welcome the opportunity to earn themselves a place among the elite, as far as many fans are concerned these matches are just a formality and rarely produce any talking points.
However, that can't be said of F91 Dudelange's game against MOL Vidi last night, which the latter won 2-1 on the night and 3-2 on aggregate.
Dudelange, of the Luxembourg National Division, were desperately scrambling around for an equaliser against their Hungarian opponents that would have seen them through on away goals, though as the clock ticked down it looked as if Marko Šćepović's goal in the 58th minute had knocked them out.
What on earth is this...
Amidst that frustration, Bryan Melisse decided to go in for what can only be described as one of the worst challenges you're ever likely to see. Anywhere, in any competition - check out the footage below:
Please don't try it at home, kids.
The best bit has to be his team-mate trying to argue and pointing out this was his first bookable offence - in this case, it probably doesn't quite work like that.
Mate Patkai was the unfortunate victim of the Frenchman's wild, two-footed lunge.
There's taking both feet off the floor - often enough to prompt a dismissal in itself - and then there's that.
Videoton's players felt the need to have their say, for which you can hardly blame them with their team-mate prone on the turf.
That's what seems to have provoked an angry response from Melisse as he headed for an early bath.
He had held his hands up after the tackle and accepted his red card from Scottish referee Don Robertson - after all, how could he possibly have quibbled with that?
Where does this rank among the worst tackles you've seen? Have your say in the comments.
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