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Defender gets caught up in his work
by Samuel Charles, February 5th, 2013 11:52PM

TAGS:  off the post, video


[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Fabio Ferreira raced back to make a wonderful clearance in Brazil’s Serie B last Wednesday and the play ended with the defender tangled up in the net while lying on his back as the entire goal was collapsing on top of him.

Chapecoense beat Criciuma 1-0 in a game that was stopped for a half-hour in the second half after one hustling defender got a major scare, and the goal he literally tore down had to be replaced.

Rodrigo Gral had two great chances to score for Chapecoense when Ferreira of Criciuma spectacularly cleared Gral’s header. Ferreira’s momentum carried him into net, and the entire house of cards came falling down on top of him.

Ferreira’s teammates are concerned for his safety, but Gral is so upset about his wasted chances the striker doesn’t even realize what’s happened until he gets up. After glancing at the spectacle for two seconds, it's right back to sulking.

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