Atletico Madrid star Felipe escaped a yellow card regardless of clattering Phil Foden throughout Wednesday evening’s Champions League conflict. The duo each went for a header within the early levels of the competition. However regardless of the Brazilian clearly committing a harmful problem, he was given the advantage of the doubt.
Atletico Madrid and Manchester Metropolis have been preventing to face Actual Madrid within the Champions League semi-finals.
And Felipe was concerned in some early controversy when he clattered into Foden throughout the opening moments of the match.
The Atletico star escaped a yellow card, nevertheless, regardless of leaving his Metropolis opponent on the ground with blood coming from his head.
Foden was bandaged up and given the inexperienced mild to play on.
However supporters on Twitter imagine Felipe was fortunate to flee with no reserving, with one consumer saying: “Foden getting his head strapped up. Completely brutal from Felipe. Bottled by the referee.”
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“How was that not a yellow card? Brutal and cynical from Felipe on Foden,” mentioned one other.
“No reserving for Felipe, whereas Phil Foden is having his head bandaged as a consequence of bleeding following the problem. Sure… NO BOOKING,” have been the phrases of one other account.
“In order that problem by Felipe on Foden is okay? Only a foul, no yellow. Wow,” opined one other.
And a fifth mentioned: “That is a cowardly ‘problem’ by Felipe on Foden. Baffled how he isn’t been booked there.”
Metropolis are 1-0 up from the primary leg.
However they’ll should be at their greatest to beat Atletico once more, who’ve beforehand made finals in 2014 and 2016.
Talking earlier than the match, Atletico boss Diego Simeone hit again after Pep Guardiola talked about there being ‘prehistory’ concerned.
Guardiola had mentioned: “They’ve gone 5-5-0. Two traces of 5.
“And in prehistory, right this moment and in 100 thousand years, attacking a 5-5 may be very troublesome.
“It’s that there is no such thing as a house. Aside from the truth that they’re very aggressive and defend very properly, there is no such thing as a house.”
And Simeone hit again by saying: “I prepare since 2005 or 2006 and till right this moment and I’ve by no means despised a colleague of mine.
“I all the time put myself in his place and I perceive that there are other ways of expressing what he feels and lives.
“When one despises a colleague, I don’t share it.
“Later, journalists and former gamers, of somebody who hasn’t performed for a very long time and needs to say one thing totally different… the fish dies by means of the mouth, my father used to say.
“We will all have an opinion, however amongst colleagues all of us have methods, I all the time respect my colleagues, all the time all the time.”