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Phil Foden's Head Nearly Taken Off By Atletico Madrid's Felipe, Avoids Booking For Shocking Challenge

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Phil Foden's Head Nearly Taken Off By Atletico Madrid's Felipe, Avoids Booking For Shocking Challenge

Phil Foden nearly had his head taken off in a shocking challenge from Atletico Madrid defender Felipe.

The Brazilian went straight through the Manchester City star early on in the Champions League quarter final second leg, completely cleaning him out.

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On first viewing it was a nasty one from Felipe and replays showed that there was plenty of intent and he led with his shoulder first.

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Foden was left with blood gushing from his head and had to receive treatment medical staff, who fitted him with a bandage so he could continue playing.

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Somehow, Felipe avoided a yellow card but would receive a caution later on in the second half for going in late on Kevin De Bruyne.

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With his long hair and beard - and the state of his challenge - you could be forgiven for thinking Felipe was UFC BMF champion Jorge Masvidal and competing in the Octagon rather than the football pitch.

At a noisy Wanda Metropolitano, City's best chance to go 2-0 up on aggregate in the tie when Ilkay Gundogan hit the post after fine combination play down the right between Riyad Mahrez and Kevin De Bruyne.

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Foden, sporting a much different look, continued to be lively and was not in anyway affected by the brutal collision he was subjected to.

He did, however, have an exchange with Stefan Savic after the former City defender leaned into him and screamed in his face.

Savic was one of a few players riled up by Jack Grealish in the first leg after lured the Atleti players into fouls aplenty.

Featured Image Credit: Image: BT Sport

Topics: Manchester City, Atletico Madrid, Phil Foden, Champions League

Josh Lawless
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