Brazilian defender gets kicked in the head

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Fluminense and Cruziero played out a thrilling 3-3 draw on Sunday in Brazil on Sunday, so you would think we’ll be showing you clips of the glorious goals – thins again.

That’s right, despite there being six goals at the famous Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, the standout moment for us was far more brutal.

Cruzeiro defender Miguel Samudio was steaming into the Fluminense box, nodding the ball down and was about to get his head up and pick out a teammate in the middle, but, most unfortunately for him, he was prevented doing so.

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This is because Flu midfielder Cicero’s desperate attempts to stop his opponent from getting free down his side of the pitch had some pretty painful consequences.

Samudio got his head to the bouncing ball before Cicero could, but his problems started when his opponent thought he would he could kick it clear.

Instead his boot only managed to connect with the side of Samudio’s head. It looked a very painful challenge and Cicero’s blundering looked all the more foolish because he committed the act inside his own box – unsurprisingly, there were few protests at the spot kick being awarded.

See the horror challenge here…

If the brutality of the challenge was not bad enough, then the fact that Cicero managed to get away with only a yellow card was astounding. Maybe it only warranted a red if Samudio’s head had come clean off?

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