Schalke goalkeeper Alexander Nubel got a deserved red card for an absolutely horrific high-foot challenge in their Bundesliga game against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Watch below as Nubel charges way out of his penalty area and slams into his opponent with a very high foot reminiscent of that nasty challenge from Nigel de Jong in the 2010 World Cup final.
Schalke keeper Alexander Nubel was given a straight red for this tackle on Frankfurt's Mijat Gacinovic. pic.twitter.com/DuA2usCqmp
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) December 16, 2019
This is horrific from Schalke goalkeeper Alexander Nubel ? pic.twitter.com/4DxyaRXOWK
— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) December 16, 2019
There’s no way the ref could give anything but a red here, and hopefully Nubel will learn his lesson.
This is dangerous play from the 23-year-old shot-stopper, and there’s simply no excuse for risking so much harm to your opponents.