26 Jun 2022 | 04:37 | Football
Quarterfinals under the American Lamar Hunt framework open cup The hosts LA Galaxy and Sacramento ended with a surprising 2-1 victory over the away team. However, an actor-like performance from forward Douglas Martinez was the most striking image for fans of the game.
In the 73rd minute, after a seemingly innocuous altercation with home defender Nicolas Depuy, Douglas Martinez suddenly showed extreme pain. He covered his face and rolled over on the field many times. Honduran players were unable to get up and continue the game even when the referee approached.
Forward Douglas Martinez beaten shamelessly against LA Galaxy
Slow-motion video shows Douglas Martinez being the first foul. He deliberately drew the referee’s attention to get a card for the opposing player. However, the intentions of the Honduran striker cannot be ignored by the “Black King”.
The outrageous strike from the No. 42 forward reminded fans of Neymar’s tumble in the 2018 World Cup group stage against Switzerland, when the Paris Saint-Germain player was criticised and sarcastic for so much demand for him Must come out and confess to the media.
In any case, Douglas Martinez’s humorous jab also helped the Sacramento Republic. His team immediately beat the LA Galaxy 2-1 to advance to the next round.