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Stoppage time madness from Turkey and Ukraine
by Samuel Charles, November 27th, 2012 2:02AM

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[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] An own goal headed in from the edge of the box loses a game in Ukraine and a Brazilian midfielder saves a tying penalty after his keeper is ejected in Turkey, both in stoppage time.

A pair of wild highlights from points north and south of the Black Sea.

Nikola Ignjatijevic is a 28-year-old Serbian defender for Zorya. Just another player going about his business, until this calamitous header, 30 seconds into stoppage time, which won the game for Metalurh Donetsk, 2-1, started making the rounds.

The keeper is a bit off his line, tracking the striker, and as soon as Ignjatijevic touches it, you know it isn’t going to end well. The Tony Soprano “whaddya gonna do” body language after it goes in sums this up perfectly…

Felipe Melo, 29, is on Galatasaray in the Turkish Super Lig, and many of Brazil’s fans still blame him for its quarterfinal exit in South Africa. The midfielder assisted on Brazil’s opening goal in the 2-1 loss to the Netherlands, but he was also credited with an own goal on Wesley Sneijder’s equalizer, later awarded to Sneijder, and he got a red card in the 73rd minute with Brazil down a goal.

But it’s hard not to like his eagerness to take over when his keeper gets ejected against Elazigspor with Galatasaray up 1-0 in the 90th minute.

By the time he puts on his keeper’s jersey and gloves there’s only 30 seconds left in stoppage time, when he cheats off his line, reacts, and gives us his “pitbull” celebration. Seriously, it’s his nickname, and the FIFA 2013 video game included his odd celebration …

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