Kick To The Face Of Nicolas Burdisso Highlights Rome Derby (Video)

Nothing says inner-city rivalry quite like a kick to the face.  It is therefore only appropriate that Wednesday’s Coppa Italia Round of 16 match between Lazio and AS Roma was marred by a brutal head-high challenge from Radu that struck the face of Nicolas Burdisso.

A closer look at the incident shows that the Roma defender was lucky Radu’s challenge did not connect cleanly with his face, but even the scraping of a single cleat is enough to send a soccer player to the ground in pain, and earn the culprit a yellow card.

It kind of makes a kung-fu kick to the chest look like a Swedish massage.

Hat Tip – [Dirty Tackle]

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