Ouch! Osvaldo Gonzalez (Universidad de Chile) vs Gonzalo Sorondo (Internacional)

This clip is a little out of date (apologies) but we’re pretty confident you wont have seen this footage yet.

At the start of the month in South America, Universidad de Chile took on Brazilian side Internacional in the Copa Sudamericana, and the game witnessed one of the most brutal kicks to the head seen for some time.

The victim of the episode was former Crystal Palace and Charlton centre-half Gonzalo Sorondo, who put himself in harms way by jumping with two Universidad defenders in an attempt to get on the end of a cross into the box. Instead of making clean contact with the cross though, Sorondo handled the ball after coming together with Osvaldo Gonzalez. In doing so, Sorondo then fell awkwardly onto the turf while the ball dropped just next to him on the side of his head.

Cue the pain.

Looking to clear his lines with the ball dangerously bouncing in the Chile box, Gonzalez invested all his energies in pumping the ball upfield. But sadly, with Sorondo lying in front of him, the defender was unable to make a clean contact with the ball, so he almost took off his opponents head instead.

Watch Osvaldo Gonzalez try to decapitate Gonzalo Sorondo here.