A classic as Seydou Doumbia out for 2 months after injury due to diving – Video
Seydou Doumbia attempted a ridiculous dive (watch it below) to try and win a penalty against Barcelona in the Champions League last week.
The former Newcastle striker playing for Sporting Lisbon at home to Barcelona and with five minutes to go before half-time and the Portuguese side doing well and the match goalless, the forward tried to con the referee into giving a spot-kick as he went past Pique on the edge of the box.
As you can see from the footage below, Seydou Doumbia fooled nobody, and instead of the chance to put Sporting Lisbon ahead from the penalty spot, he was given a yellow card for cheating and eventually the referee realised that he may have actually injured himself with the dive, and allowed on the medical team.
The striker limped off and was replaced by a certain Bas Dost (I’m sure we have heard of him somewhere before…).
In a strange set of circumstances, Seydou Doumbia hasn’t had a single league start for Sporting and only three brief sub appearances (the same as his entire ‘career’ at Newcastle) – bu has been first choice in the Champions League. Scoring in a 3-2 win at Olympiakos and in the team that started against Barcelona.
Even more amusing is that the Ivory Coast manager Marc Wilmots, has now confirmed that when Seydou Doumbia took the dive, he actually managed to tear a tendon!
If only this was the reward for all players who try to cheat…
Watch the diving footage below that has ruled Seydou Doumbia out for two months.
‘Ivory Coast’s Seydou Doumbia is facing two months on the sidelines after injuring himself diving trying to win a penalty for his Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon.
He is set to miss the Elephants’ final two 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Mali and Morocco.
Ivory Coast’s Belgian coach Marc Wilmots confirmed Doumbia had torn a tendon.
Doumbia was shown a yellow card for diving and limped off the pitch during Sporting’s European Champions League defeat by Barcelona.
The 29-year-old went down on the edge of the area as he tried to go past Gerard Pique and then stayed on the ground needing treatment from the Sporting medical team.’
Ivory Coast 7 pts
Morocco 6 pts
Gabon 5 pts
Mali 2 pts
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