Leeds United’s summer signing from Rennes, Raphinha, left viewers in awe when he pulled off a magisterial backheel-pirouette-nutmeg on veteran Gary Cahill last night.
The Whites claimed a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace after Jack Harrison and Patrick Bamford scored on either side of half-time.
It was a less than an auspicious start for Cahill as he was left chasing Patrick Bamford during the opening minutes of the game.
Thankfully for the former Chelsea defender, Bamford had seemingly forgotten his shooting boots and sent his shot wide into the stands.
Though, things only got worse for the Englishman as the game went on.
In what could be called as the most entertaining play of the match, the two-time Premier League winner was made to look utterly silly when he came up against Raphinha at one point in the game.
35-year-old Cahill stood still as the Leeds United forward slipped the ball between his legs in the most audacious of manners.
As expected, Twitter was on point with their reaction to mark the occasion –
Gary Cahill gotta pull up at Raphinha’s crib & challenge him to a MMA bout DIRECTLY AFTER THE MATCH pic.twitter.com/ur6T5R87Uy— Aaron West (@oeste) February 8, 2021
Holy crap, Raphinha ..— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) February 8, 2021
Gary Cahill does have a family, y’know?
Raphinha vs Cahill at Elland Road pic.twitter.com/qUVLfZC8dr— LUFCMOT (@LUFCMOTcom) February 8, 2021
“And this is the crucial point of the game for me. Raphinha leaves Gary Cahill absolutely no chance look…— Tom Carnduff (@TomC_22) February 8, 2021
Gary Cahill looking for Raphinha pic.twitter.com/fos3z4U99b— Edward Fox (@EdTFox23) February 8, 2021
Live scenes of Gary Cahill after that schooling from Raphinha pic.twitter.com/CS7QnLCYAM— Elliot Newstead (@ejnewstead) February 8, 2021