Mario Mandzukic managed to receive two yellow cards in three seconds in a bizarre sequence of events in Italy’s Serie A.
With Juventus 2-1 up 25 minutes into their game at Udinese, the Croatian forward, 31, got involved in a spat with Ali Adnan, one of the home side’s defenders, resulting in a yellow card – and then he must have said something rather ill-advised.
25:19 - MandÅ¾ukiÄ booked 📒— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 22, 2017
25:22 - MandÅ¾ukiÄ sent off 📒📕
Surely the quickest-ever second yellow card for the Croatian? 😮 pic.twitter.com/tZ4VDXvM09
There you have it – two yellows, three seconds and one red-faced and red-carded Croatian.
Fortunately for the Old Lady, they managed just fine without Mandzukic on the field though – extending their lead to claim a whopping 6-2 victory, with German midfielder Sami Khedira bagging his first ever hat-trick.
Who needs MandÅ¾ukiÄ when you've got Khedira? 🙃— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 22, 2017
The German grabs a hat-trick in Juve's 6-2 win! pic.twitter.com/LvGKnCFLVv
Khedira’s unlikely but brilliant goal haul carried Juventus to three points and lifts them to third in Serie A – with Napoli and Inter Milan sat in top and second place respectively.