Top 11 Best Tackles

7. FABIO CANNAVARO on Andriy Shevchenko, 2004

We've had a few sliding tackles in a row, so let's salute its remain-standing cousin.

A marvellous piece of skill from Fabio Cannavaro is the only way to dispossess AC Milan’s Andrei Shevchenko in full flow here.

The Ukrainian forward is left sitting on the floor, wondering where the ball went after Juventus’ defensive rock, newly acquired from Inter, manages to keep pace and deftly back-heel the ball away to safety.

Even after watching the tackle a few times, it’s difficult to work out how he does it, or why he even thinks of it. But it works.

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