A tick under seven years ago, the English National Ballet turned out a performance entitled “The Beautiful Game,” which endeavored to present classic football moments through the medium of dance.

Perhaps Tokyo Verdy midfielder Masaki Chugo was in Liverpool in September of 2008 when the ballet premiered, picking up a bit of unconventional inspiration from the link between football and dance.

Chugo provided what may be the most absurd assist in recent memory as his Tokyo Verdy took on Cerezo Osaka in the J2 League on Sunday, breakdancing his way to worldwide recognition – bamboozling both himself and defenders en route to setting up Alan Pinheiro.

Cult hero Diego Forlan simply couldn’t let Chugo’s diabolical exploits¬†go unchecked, however, canceling out the effort with a free-kick for Cerezo Osaka to settle a 1-1 draw. How cruel of the mercurial Uruguayan.

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