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Carles Puyol Shares Clip Of Roberto Carlos Shot That Nearly 'Ripped His Head Off'

Carles Puyol Shares Clip Of Roberto Carlos Shot That Nearly 'Ripped His Head Off'

The legendary Barcelona defender did a brilliant goal line clearance to deny the Real Madrid full back but he nearly lost his head doing so.

Ryan Sidle

Ryan Sidle

Carles Puyol has shared a clip of a brilliant goal line clearance he pulled off from a Roberto Carlos shot and he's lucky that his head remained intact.

Carlos might have been a left back but he's just as well known for his famous free kick for Brazil against France and general attacking prowess.

The former Real Madrid defender could hit a ball with some power and no one knows that better than Puyol. The former Barcelona man shared a clip on Instagram from a Clasico game where he took one of those shots right to the head, along with the caption, "Today I found this video, I had never seen the play from this perspective before... Roberto, you almost ripped my head off, my friend."

The keeper does well to make the double save from Raul, which allows Puyol to get back on the line in time, and when the ball falls to Carlos you expect the Brazilian to score.

Instead the former Barcelona captain does brilliantly to bravely get his head on the ball and clear it well away from the goal, much to the delight of Ronaldinho.

That's the kind of commitment and bravery you'd expect from the Spain legend, especially during a Classico game.

Barcelona and Real Madrid's rivalry will reccomence at the end of this week with La Liga set to restart, although the two sides have already played each other twice this season.

The Catalan giants lead the title race by just two points with 11 games left but their loss to Los Blancos in the second Clasico of the season, just a week before the season was suspended, means Zinedine Zidane's side would top the table if they finish level on points.

Quique Setien's side kick off their return to action against Mallorca on Saturday night whilst their rivals return on Sunday against Eibar.

Both sides remain in the Champions League but both must play the second legs of their last 16 ties. Barca drew 1-1 away to Napoli whilst Real must overturn a 2-1 defecit to Manchester City away in England.

Which side do you think will have the better end to the season? Let us know in the comments.

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Topics: El Classico, Football News, Barcelona, Clasico, Spain, Roberto Carlos, Real Madrid, La Liga