Marcelo Brozovic Performed His 'Crocodile' Sliding Block Again Tonight
Marcelo Brozovic is quickly becoming our favourite player in world football after he performed his signature sliding block for the second game in a row.
In the 2-0 Champions League defeat to Barcelona at the Nou Camp last Wednesday, the Croatian became a viral sensation when he prevented Luis Suarez's goal-bond free-kick from hitting the back of the net by sneaking underneath the ball and blocking the effort.
It was a genius bit of play that Lionel Messi enjoyed whilst watching on in the stands.
Lionel Messi's reaction :joy:- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 24, 2018
That's how to defend the under-the-wall free-kick :white_check_mark:
Marcelo Brozovic had done his homework this week... pic.twitter.com/7U8AKKQs5k
On a loop. Forever. Please. pic.twitter.com/LJiWv4OuyW- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 24, 2018
Brozovic is out here living in 3018 whilst we're all stuck in 2018 pic.twitter.com/8kGAd4l9mv- ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) October 25, 2018
Brozovic then gave a name to his unique piece of defending by calling it 'the crocodile' on Instagram.
But if you thought it was just a 'one and done' kind of thing, you couldn't be more wrong. Brozovic is keeping the gimmick strong by attempting the very same move in the 3-0 win against Lazio tonight.
#SerieATIM, #LazioInter- TheLaziali.com (@The_Laziali) October 29, 2018
40' - Things go from bad to worse for Lazio as Marcelo #Brozovic hits a long-range shot into the back of the net. Good goal but poor from the Biancocelesti.#Lazio 0 #Inter 2 pic.twitter.com/XnGFaUfuZz
The 25-year old scored the second in a memorable away victory at the Stadio Olimpico but his best moment was again him going to bizarre yet superb lengths to thwart a free-kick under the wall.
He just can't help himself, can he? Brozovic is well and truly revolutionising football one slide at a time.