MANCHESTER UNITED’S Anthony Martial accidentally kicked Wolves keeper Rui Patricio in the privates, leaving the Portuguese in agony.
The eye-watering collision took place during France’s Nations League victory over Portugal.
Anthony Martial collided with Portugal keeper Rui PatricioCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Patricio first made a fine stop from the Manchester United forwardCredit: Sky Sports
But Martial’s outstretched leg caught him in the unmentionablesCredit: Sky Sports
The game ended 1-0 but French forward Martial had Patricio fearing for his manhood after a sickening blow in the nether region.
Martial, 24, slid into the box in the second-half, trying to get on the end of a cross.
He connected with his outstretched leg and Portugal No1 Patricio made a phenomenal reaction save.
Unfortunately for the 32-year-old, Martial’s momentum sent him studs first into his groin area.
And the veteran keeper was understandably in some discomfort as he wheeled away in pain from the coming together.
Fans joked online that ‘Rui Patricio’s wife isn’t going to be pleased with Martial’.
Portugal skipper Cristiano Ronaldo failed to find the net at the Estadio Da Luz but former Foxes midfielder Kante bagged only his second international goal.
Martial and Patricio collide after the saveCredit: Sky Sports
The Premier League pair become tangled in a painful encounterCredit: Sky Sports
France dominated the game but Patricio’s good form kept Portugal in with a chance despite Kante’s 53rd minute tap-in after Adrien Rabiot’s shot was parried by the Wolves shot-stopper.
The Portuguese had a late penalty shout when Francisco Trincao was caught on the byline of the French box by Lucas Hernandez.
Instead of going to ground, Trincao managed to get his shot away which didn’t trouble Spurs skipper Hugo Lloris.
But in the end, Portugal ran out of steam and France held on for the victory that sees them top the Nations League Group C table.
It is the latest intimate football injury after Everton’s James Rodriguez was revealed to be suffering with a testicle problem.
And Flamengo’s Gustavo Henrique suffered a horrific blow to his balls which cut his testicle and left his shorts covered in blood.
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