Brazilian star's showboating angers opponents

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The samba stars from Brazil have a renowned history of producing some quite audacious skills on the football field.

From Romario to Ronaldinho, fans have witnessed near enough every trick in the book...or have they?

Step forward: Elton Martins - the Brazilian you may not have heard of.

Martins, who stars in the Colombian league, produced a moment of genius as his Medellin side were leading Deportivo Cali by three goals to two with just one minute of stoppage time remaining.

As his teammate lofted the ball from one side of the pitch to the other, Martins exquisitely controlled the ball on his chest before flicking it over his head and teasing his opponents as it rolled around the back of his neck.

This, unsurprisingly, didn't sit too well with the players of Deportivo Cali as they gave him a slight shove and few unkind words (we're guessing) for his antics. It probably didn't help either that he won a free-kick which near enough ended the proceedings after a close contest...

In truth, though, the piece of skill should be appreciated, and we hope to see a little bit more of the Brazilian ace over the coming months. 

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