Enemies To Lovers IRL: Soccer Players Maor Levi And Nodar Kavtaradze Go Viral For “BL Drama” Moment

This viral video is as romantic as any K-Drama!

Two soccer players are going viral for having an unexpectantly “romantic moment!”

The soccer players in question are Israeli professional football player who plays as a midfielder for Maccabi Haifa, Maor Levi (#33), and Russian football forward, currently playing in Georgia for FC Saburtalo Tbilisi, Nodar Kavtaradze (#38).

Nodar Kavtaradze
Maor Levi  | @maorlevi_33/Instagram

They are going viral for a resurfaced video clip. Their teams were playing against each other in July of 2021. Levi saved opponent Kavtaradze from what could have been a serious injury after the two collided!

Haifa hosted Dinamo Tbilisi in the Europa Conference League second qualifying round, second leg, on Thursday night.

The Israelis went into the game with a 2-1 lead on aggregate, having beaten their Georgian opponents away the week before, in UEFA’s latest club competition.

Levi made it 1-0 on the night at the Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa, after just 17 minutes, before Barnes Osei equalised seven minutes later.

Fabian Sporkslede’s own goal made it 2-1 to Haifa before half time and the score stayed that way for the first 23 minutes of the second half.

At that point Levi and Kavtaradze both went up for the ball, when the Tbilisi man looked to be hurtling towards the ground in an awkward fashion. Fortunately his opponent saved him by managing to catch the midfielder in mid air and placing him on the ground.

— Ryan Sidle

Even back then, netizens were impressed by the sportsmanship.

Yet, with the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 currently happening, this clip has resurfaced and is going viral over a year later, particularly among K-Drama fans!

TikTok user Rosey (@roseeyyss) posted the clip with the caption, “Male & Female lead in Kdrama,” referring to how the soccer players collided and ultimately fell in each other’s arms. Even Boys Over Flowers’ OST “Paradise” by T-Max was used as the sound.


Hahahhah tiberrr #fyp

♬ Paradise – T-Max(티맥스)

This video went viral with 6M views and 1.1M likes at the time of writing. Netizens are in awe of how sweet the moment became. Everyone agrees it’s totally giving the “Enemies to Lovers” trope.

| @roseeyyss/TikTok

The video was reposted on Twitter, too, and has earned 7.8M views at the time of writing! The internet just can’t get enough of the unexpectantly romantic moment.

We absolutely need a soccer BL drama starring these two already.

Source: Sport Bible and roseeyyss

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