James McCarthy was minding his own business when his Everton team mate passed the ball to him. He casually ran up to the ball which was a little in front of him and suddenly, the Celta Vigo player decided to lunge into him with a terrible two footed challenge.
Its very fortunate that James McCarthy walked away from this ridiculous challenge with nothing more than some bruising. It’s also very fortunate that the player that made the challenge managed to stay on the pitch.
I understand that the game is a “friendly” but this challenge is pretty wreckless and could have caused serious damage to the Everton player. Everton went on to lose the game 3 – 1 against Celta Vigo. Aiden McGeady scored early in the first half but a Nolito hat-trick secured the win for Celta Vigo at Prenton Park – home of Tranmere Rovers.
GIF via Reddit user Halt_I_Am_Ragnar.
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