Neymar opened the scoring in Barcelona’s 3-1 win over Atletico in the 12th minute and three minutes later, he took a Jose Gimenez boot to the ankle that left him bleeding through his sock.
Gimenez wasn’t punished for the incident and Neymar was taken off on a stretcher as he showed off his ruined sock.
Neymar did return, though, and finished out the match. And the good news is that Luis Suarez will probably use his bloody sock as a chew toy.
This has been the Dirty Tackle of the Day: a chronicling of unfortunate events.