Manchester City vs Atlético Madrid: fight in the players’ tunnel after the final whistle – the police intervene

Felipe’s teammate Stefan Savic then intervened, attempting to pull Foden, who was lying on the ground, off the pitch after the foul. City players Oleksandr Zinchenko and Jack Grealish also stepped in and tried to shield their team-mate from Savic, who then pulled Grealish’s hair.

Savic also received a yellow card for this action. Atlético coach Diego Simeone has also been warned. German referee Siebert had to hand out a total of seven yellow cards in the twelve-minute stoppage time alone.

During the match, an aerial duel between Felipe and Foden, following which the England international was treated for a head injury and had to wear a turban for the rest of the match, caused some heated moods.

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But forming the peloton on the pitch was just the beginning.

Stefan Savic wants Phil Foden off the pitch, Oleksandr Zinchenko steps in

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Riots continue after the final whistle

Because after the final whistle the argument continued, as UEFA video recordings from the stadium catacombs show. The focus was once again on Grealish and Savic, who had to be kept away from each other by several team members.

On the Spanish side, Mario Hermoso and manager Andrea Berta were apparently also involved. Atlético defender Sime Vrsaljko allegedly threw an object at the City players and spat at them. Apparently, Kyle Walker had to be retained by his teammate Ederson for the England team.

According to information from ‘Marca’, UEFA even asked the police for help because of the riots. Eight agents would have intervened.

Laporte: “They hurt them more than us”

City star Aymeric Laporte said afterwards on ‘Movistar’: “I don’t know if we wasted time or if they ended up getting involved in absurd fights, but I won’t go into not in the details. We weren’t completely convinced. It’s football. (…) It’s true that these kinds of matches that end in a fight are always ugly. superficial A lot of fuss for little.

His team-mate John Stones was happy that at least they didn’t get irritated by Madrid’s numerous taunts during the game. Speaking on BT Sport, he said: “We know they sometimes try to achieve things like that and I think we’ve done very well. (…) I’m as proud of the guys as we are. we are today. We kept in control like we kept our cool. It’s so easy to get caught up in things like that.

With the draw in Madrid and the narrow victory of the first leg, Manchester City qualified for the semi-finals of the premier class. There, the English meet Real Madrid, who have excluded defending champion FC Chelsea from the competition with their coach Thomas Tuchel.
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