Ricardo Pereira Juked A Defender So Bad It Looked Like He'd Been Shot
Fabio Coentrao was probably having a nice day Wednesday. The Sporting left back (on loan from Real Madrid) was outside, running around on the grass, playing soccer against Porto in the first leg of the Taca da Liga semifinals.
Then, Porto's Ricardo Pereira turned on the gravity and Coentrao's day went from good to extremely bad. Pereira got the ball on the right wing and burst into space with Coentrao in hot pursuit. Then Pereira hit the brakes and a big chunk of gravity whumped into Coentrao, who hit the deck.
Coentrao update pic.twitter.com/erasQsEvwx— Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo) February 8, 2018
Coentrao probably shouldn't have gotten up after that, unless it was to flee the stadium and go home. He looked like he was flopping down onto a Slip-n-Slide, which is not advisable unless there is an actual Slip-n-Slide handy.
Porto won, 1-0. The second leg will be played in April, which gives Coentrao a lot of time to think of strategies for avoiding Ricardo Pereira. We suggest some kind of disguise.