Dirty Tackle

19-year-old Rapid Vienna defender sent off one minute into his league debut

Dirty Tackle

Rapid Vienna's 19-year-old defender Maximilian Hofmann made his Austrian Bundesliga debut by starting in his side's match against Sturm Graz. And 60 seconds later, his day was ended by his first career red card.

Hofmann was sent off for a tackle from behind in that box that denied Sturm Graz forward Robert Beric a clear scoring chance. So after Hofmann trudged off before he could even break a sweat, Sturm Graz converted the early penalty to go up 1-0. But to make Hofmann feel ever so slightly better about things, Rapid Vienna scored four goals in the second half despite playing nearly the entire match with 10 men and won 4-2.

Since Hofmann is still a teenager and he has a whole career ahead of him, things can only get better for him. Maybe in his next match he will last 120 seconds.

Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Hockey
View Comments (3)
  • Coach Gisdol replaces Labbadia at strugglers Hamburg

    Struggling Hamburg SV have appointed Markus Gisdol as their new coach, hours after sacking Bruno Labbadia in the wake of a fourth straight Bundesliga defeat. Gisdol, who formerly coached Hoffenheim and was briefly an assistant at Schalke 04, signed … More »

    Reuters - 7 minutes ago
  • Rampant Dortmund will put stuttering Real to the test

    Rampant Dortmund will put stuttering Real to the test

    European champions Real Madrid head to rampaging Borussia Dortmund for their Champions League Group F game on Tuesday in a frazzled state with their buoyant start to the season having been punctured by successive La Liga draws. Real gave away a … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 10 minutes ago
  • Totti's 250th Serie A goal fails to save Roma

    Francesco Totti, two days short of his 40th birthday, scored his 250th Serie A goal for AS Roma on Sunday but it was not enough as they continued their inconsistent start to the season with a 3-1 defeat at Torino. Giovanni Simeone, son of Atletico … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 17 minutes ago
  • West Ham's Noble says they could have lost 6-0

    West Ham's Noble says they could have lost 6-0

    By Neil Robinson LONDON (Reuters) - West Ham United's Mark Noble admitted with rare post-match candour that they were fortunate to escape with a 3-0 defeat by Southampton at the London Stadium on Sunday - their fourth successive reverse in the … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 32 minutes ago
  • A league of their own: Rohingya footballers tackle prejudice in Malaysia

    By Beh Lih Yi KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Racing from one end of the football pitch to another, the players in bright yellow and pink jerseys pass the ball between them, weaving around their opponents, tackling each other and … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 48 minutes ago