John Terry survives from Hugo Campagnaro's horror tackle | inside World Soccer

Chelsea captain John Terry was fortunate to avoid serious injury after a horrible tackle from Inter Milan's Hugo Campagnaro during Thursday's Guinness International Champions Cup game.

The referee puts back his red card while Chelsea player John Terry lies injured on the pitch
The referee puts back his red card while Chelsea player John Terry lies injured on the pitch

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Oscar put the Blues ahead early in the match with a magnificent strike, before Eden Hazard doubled the lead from the penalty spot following a controversial award.

Inter's task was made all the more difficult just before the hour mark when they were reduced to ten men.

Terry and Campagnaro challenged for the same ball in the middle of the park, with the latter lunged his right boot straight down on the former's ankle.

The fact that the referee produced an instant red card for the Argentine defender was an indication of just how bad it was.

The incident sparked a mini bust up between the players, but quickly tempers simmered down and the match continued.

Despite limping heavily, the former England captain survived the potential leg-breaker and managed to complete the full 90 minutes.

"I had a decent first half but ruined it all in the second when I lost it for a sec," Campagnaro told Inter Channel.


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