02 May 2022 | 08:50 | Football
A fight broke out between Manchester City and Atletico Madrid players during the Champions League match© AFP
The goalless, high-octane quarter-final second leg between Atletico Madrid and Manchester City ended badly at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. The match ended 0-0, coming to life in the most unexpected way with a massive scuffle breaking out on the pitch as well as inside the tunnel after the referee blew the final whistle. Manchester City eventually reached the semi-finals with an aggregate score of 1-0 thanks to a win at the Etihad Stadium in the first leg.
However, things took a darker turn than expected when Atletico’s Felipe, in the 89th minute of the game, received his second yellow of the night following his slip on Phil Foden, causing the player to touch his hand. into the ball after the on-field referee has conferred. fourth arbitrator.
Following the incident, Stefan Savic was seen dragging Phil Foden back onto the pitch, headbutting Man City’s Raheem Sterling and pulling Jack Grealish by the hair.
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This whole dramatic and undisputed incident also involved substitute players and members of staff from both teams.
The showdown doesn’t seem to end after that and stays there as both teams continue with their antics inside the tunnel. Grealish and Savic were seen interacting in a heated manner and had to be separated.
Despite the controversial end of the match, a goalless draw helped Man City, along with Real Madrid, Villarreal and Liverpool reach the last four of the tournament.
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