Atletico Madrid’s Game with Porto Descended into a Brawl

Atletico Madrid's Game with Porto Descended into a Brawl

After we already summarized the match (football news), you should know, Atletico Madrid’s game with Porto descended into a brawl. The dispute between the two teams involved both sets of players and coaches and two men received a send-off edict.

The clash in Portugal would go a long way to deciding who progresses in the last-16 of the Champions League.

And miraculously, in the very last moments of the match, Atletico Madrid turned the game around to win 1-3 away.

Antoine Griezmann, with a scrappy header, put the Spanish side ahead in the second-half, shortly before the unsavoury scenes.

Instead, Atletico’s Angel Correa scored at exactly 90 minutes and a minute after that, Rodrigo de Paul made it 3-0.

The final few minutes then saw Porto win a penalty, which Sergio Oliviera converted, although it was a mere consolation.

Atletico Madrid’s Game with Porto Descended into a Brawl

However, Atletico were leading 1-0 when the game at the Estadio do Dragao descended into chaos.

The Spanish side were already just ten men after referee Clément Turpin had dismissed Yannick Carrasco because he lashed out.

He grabbed the ball as he looked to slow down the game, preventing Porto from taking a throw. However, he struck his opponent when he saw the ball taken from him.

Atletico then began appealing against the decision to give Carrasco a straight red card to maintain their narrow lead.

But, weirdly, just three minutes after Carrasco’s red card, Porto too were down to ten men.

Turpin sent-off Wendell, who seemingly struck a visiting Atletico player, elbowing Matheus Cunha.

And this altercation, finally, saw players and coaches from both teams clash on the touchline – with 42 men fighting on-pitch.

Pepe, formerly of Real Madrid, was prominent – read aggressive – in the confrontation as he attempted to back up his teammates.

He was booked, as were several other players as Turpin attempted to control the situation.


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