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Marcelo Brozovic came up with the most ingenious way to stop a sneaky low free-kick

This was elite level blocking from the Croatian

Jose Mourinho will be asking Marouane Fellaini to do this next week.

Sometimes you literally have to put your body on the line.

No-one at the Nou Camp embodied that more than Inter’s Marcelo Brozovic.


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The midfielder reinvented defending free-kicks against Barcelona tonight.

Luis Suarez stood over a dangerous dead ball just outside the Inter area and while everyone was expecting the Uruguyuan to try and go up and over the wall, Brozovic had other ideas.

The wall predictably jumped and Suarez, the sneaky old fox that he is, tried to whip it underneath.

But he hadn’t expected Brozovic to have put in a sliding block underneath the wall to protect the sly shot.

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True genius.

Pre-empting Suarez’s sneakiness he threw himself onto the floor and lay there hoping he wouldn’t be left looking like the fool

But lo and behold the ball curled under and deflected off Brozovic to safety.

Lionel Messi is the master of the under-the-wall free-kick and as the camera instantly panned his way he couldn’t help a wry smile.

It may have just dawned on Messi that he is going to have to find a new way of embarrassing teams if this catches on.

You like that Lionel?

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You like that Lionel?

Just look at his face.

We’re pretty sure Mourinho will be kicking himself he didn’t come up with this one.


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