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PostSubject: Matador's face skewered by bull (inc pics and vid)   Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:38 am

THIS is the gory moment a Spanish bullfighter had his face ripped apart by a raging beast.

The 107-stone animal's horn tore through Juan Jose Padilla's face from his lower jaw to his eye-socket - emerging beside his protruding eyeball.

More than 20,000 spectators gasped in horror as the hulk picked him up by the face.

Padilla had slipped, leaving him at the mercy of the bull in the ring at Zaragoza, Spain.

He was rushed from the ring, his face covered in blood as he shouted: "I can't see, I can't see anything."

Padilla, 39, needed a five-hour op after suffering eye, bone, muscle and skin damage.

Doctors Simon Sanz and Nadal Cristobal said surgeons used titanium plates and mesh to reconstruct his face.

Bullring assistant Vicente Yesteras said he was lucky it didn't penetrate his BRAIN.

The terrifying accident happened at one of the final bull festivals of the season.

TV footage showed Padilla getting up from the ring, his face gushing with blood as the bull was distracted by bullring assistants.