What's buzzing:

Dirty Tackle

This is what Cesc Fabregas did to get Sevilla’s Gary Medel sent off

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

Cesc Fabregas helped Barcelona to a comeback win against Sevilla in more ways than one, keeping its perfect record intact through six La Liga matches. With Barca down 2-0, Fabregas scored in the 53rd minute to get it back in the match. Perhaps his most important contribution to the match, however, was when he got Sevilla midfielder sent off in the 72nd minute by putting on what was apparently a referee-convincing performance.

Medel and Fabregas came together away from the ball, in the middle of Barcelona's half, while the referee was distracted. The pair bumped chests and if there was any head-to-head contact, it was slight, but that didn't stop Cesc from staggering away and holding his face as if he'd been punched in the nose. This prompted the ref to act and he did so by showing Medel a straight red.

With Sevilla down to 10 men, Fabregas scored an equalizer in the 89th minute and David Villa pulled out a winner in the third minute of injury time.

Though Cesc's apparent embellishment worked, Sergio Busquets was surely disappointed that while he covered his face exceptionally well, he didn't immediately drop to the ground. So there is still room for improvement there. Anyway, at least Messi was happy...

View photo


"Hey guys, the moon is smiling at me!" (Getty)

Video via 101gg

MLB coverage on Yahoo! Sports:

Other popular content on the Yahoo! network:
Week 4 NFL expert picks
Phillies' Ryan Howard done for season after suffering broken toe
WVU's Geno Smith the most exciting thing in college football
Y! Shine: America's best pizzas

View Comments (1848)
  • Barca's Busquets out of Rayo clash

    Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets is battling to be fit for the El Clasico with Real Madrid after the club said on Thursday he will miss Sunday's La Liga clash with Rayo Vallecano. "Tests have revealed that the player has suffered an injury to … More »

    Reuters - 16 minutes ago
  • Sunderland manager Poyet charged with improper conduct

    Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has been charged with improper conduct after an outburst during his side's Premier League game against Hull City on Tuesday. The English Football Association said the Uruguayan had until Monday to respond to the charge. … More »

    Reuters - 34 minutes ago
  • Rayo next in red-hot Suarez's firing line

    Rayo next in red-hot Suarez's firing line

    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - Buoyed by Luis Suarez's red-hot form, underlined by his four goals in three games, Barcelona will take on Rayo Vallecano on Sunday hoping to maintain the pressure on La Liga leaders Real Madrid ahead of their … More »

    Reuters - 37 minutes ago
  • Familiar tale at Milan as Inzaghi battles for survival

    Familiar tale at Milan as Inzaghi battles for survival

    Filippo Inzaghi's future as AC Milan coach has been thrown into doubt and Saturday's match at home to Verona is being billed as his last chance to keep his first senior coaching job. In what has become a familiar routine, once-mighty Milan's season … More »

    Reuters - 39 minutes ago
  • Neymar nets double as Barca reach King's Cup final

    Neymar nets double as Barca reach King's Cup final

    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona's Neymar scored twice and Luis Suarez was also on target as they beat Villarreal 3-1 on Wednesday and 6-2 on aggregate to reach their fourth King's Cup final in five years where they will face Athletic … More »

    Reuters - 41 minutes ago