Saturday June 29 2019
Video: De Paul pigeon-toed

Udinese man Rodrigo De Paul made a big impression during the Copa America clash with Venezuela, as the Argentina international was tackled by a pigeon.

The creative midfielder had a breakout season in Serie A, which earned him a place in the Seleccion at the tournament this summer.

He impressed in last night’s 2-0 win over Venezuela, with a goal from Inter hitman Lautaro Martinez, which put Argentina through to the semi-final against Brazil.

However, the standout moment of the match saw De Paul go viral all over the world after he appeared to be tackled by a pigeon.

The bird would perhaps argue he was just standing his ground and was caught by the ball, but it might be one for VAR.

If anyone in Serie A is looking for a player strong on the wing, then they ought to swoop for him.

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