Thursday , November 14 2019

Barcelona’s Arturo Vidal recreates Phil Jones’ ridiculous header with ball on ground

Are you Phil Jones in disguise? Arturo Vidal recreates Manchester United defender’s ridiculous header with ball on the GROUND as he puts his neck on the line during Barcelona draw

  • Ernesto Valverde’s side were held to goalless draw by Slavia Prague on Tuesday 
  • Arturo Vidal took a leaf out of Manchester United defender Phil Jones’ book 
  • Vidal’s effort was equally as unique as Jones’ tackle on Olivier Giroud in 2015  

Arturo Vidal recreated Phil Jones’ ridiculous header with the ball on the ground as he put his neck on the line during Barcelona’s draw.

Ernesto Valverde’s side were held to a goalless draw by Slavia Prague in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday night.

During the clash at the Nou Camp, Vidal took a leaf out of Manchester United defender Jones’ book by heading the ball on the floor.

Barcelona’s Arturo Vidal recreated Phil Jones’ ridiculous header with the ball on the ground

Vidal took a leaf out of Manchester United defender Jones' book by heading ball on the floor

Vidal took a leaf out of Manchester United defender Jones’ book by heading ball on the floor

Jones tackled Olivier Giroud with his head during United's clash with Arsenal four years ago

Jones tackled Olivier Giroud with his head during United’s clash with Arsenal four years ago

The official Instagram account for the UEFA Champions League posted Vidal’s attempt following the match with the caption: ‘There was only one way Vidal could keep the move alive… This HAD to be Skill of the Day.’ 

In fact, Vidal’s effort was equally as unique as Jones’ tackle on Olivier Giroud with his head during United’s clash with Arsenal four years ago.

The United defender lost his balance when chasing down Gunners forward Giroud, but rather than give up on the tackle, Jones managed to make a sprawling challenge with his head.

In fact, Vidal’s effort was equally as unique as Jones’ tackle on Olivier Giroud four years ago

Vidal's headed effort on the turf was a pass to Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi (centre)

Vidal’s headed effort on the turf was a pass to Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi (centre)

‘He’s doing breaststroke, front crawl, headbutting the floor,’ said Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville during his commentary as Jones struggled to get back to his feet.

Jones even managed to win a goal kick for his side by heading the ball back off Giroud’s right foot. 

Vidal’s headed effort on the turf turned out to be a pass to Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi.