Watch: Mexico boss Tata Martino takes ball in face from opposition manager
Mexico manager Gerardo Martino enjoyed watching his team beat Paraguay 4-2 on Tuesday night. Taking a ball square in the mush, less so.
His opposite number, Paraguay manager Eduardo Berizzo, who was last seen managing Sevilla and Athletic Bilbao in La Liga, misplaced a pass that caught Martino unaware. Not only did it knock his glasses clean off, but he also suffered a cut on the nose.
He takes it well, though. The pair of them go way back, team-mates with Marcelo Bielsa’s Newell’s Old Boys in the early 90s.
Tata Martino came out on top against former teammate Eduardo Berizzo as Mexico defeated Paraguay 4-2 in California.
Martino sustained a cut to his nose after Berizzo accidentally kicked the ball at his face during the match. pic.twitter.com/EIKKwrOpTt
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