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Paulo Otavio took no prisoners as he performed a dangerous flying tackle on Mu'nas Dabbur to stop him from scoring into an open net.
Wolfsburg defender Otavio cynically brought down Hoffenheim forward Dabbur deep into stoppage time during their Bundesliga clash on Saturday.
With Hoffenheim leading 2-1, Dabbur had the chance to make it 3-1 late on after running through on goal following a counter-attack.
The Israeli was destined to score after shrugging off the Wolfsburg goalkeeper until Otavio intervened in incredibly ruthless style.
Just... Wow. :dizzy_face: pic.twitter.com/Z8aWlKpdfZ
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 6, 2021
He chopped down his opponent from behind, earning a straight red card for his troubles.
Otavio, though, did stop Hoffenheim from scoring yet they ultimately won the match 2-1.
Naturally, the Brazilian's moment of madness sent social media into overdrive.
Wolfsburg defender Paulo Otávio risked it all :flushed:
What do you call this move? :grimacing: pic.twitter.com/8Oss5gcMC7
- International Champions Cup (@IntChampionsCup) March 6, 2021
:flag_de::grimacing: Wolfsburg's Paulo Otávio stopped Hoffenheim's Mu'nas Dabbur from finishing into an open net with this tackle.
We're guessing the red card for stopping a goal wasn't enough for him... pic.twitter.com/ZZGrDQXYPx
- The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) March 6, 2021
One Twitter user wrote: "I rate this so much, he had about 3 hours to take his shot."
A second tweeted: "Deserved to be chopped for taking that long to shoot."
A third added: "Fair play thats a gorgeous bit of sh*thousery."
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