In Inter Milan’s defeat against Real Madrid in the fourth round of the Champions League group stage (C1 Cup), a former Barcelona star has just set a super record of being sent off in a strange way like Zlatan Ibrahimovic […]
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In Inter Milan’s defeat against Real Madrid in the fourth round of the Champions League group stage (C1 Cup), a former Barcelona star has just set a super record of being sent off in a strange way like Zlatan Ibrahimovic or an Arsenal player before.
Welcoming Real Madrid at Giuseppe Meazza’s home field in the fourth round of Group B Champions League season 2020/21 in the morning of November 25, Inter Milan raised the desire to win to rekindle hope of reaching the eighth round. However, teachers and students Antonio Conte had to receive “bitter fruit” when Eden Hazard’s free kick and Rodrygo Goes’s shot hit Achraf Hamimi’s foot into the net, causing Nerazzurri to lose 0-2.
Also in this match, Inter Milan also received losses when central midfielder Arturo Vidal had to receive two consecutive yellow cards and was disqualified in the 33rd minute for overreacting to English referee Anthony Taylor as he asked for a failed penalty.
According to Opta statistics page, Arturo Vidal is the third player in history to receive a red card in three different Champions League clubs. The Chilean midfielder was once sent off in Europe’s most prestigious arena in the colors of Bayern Munich, Barcelona and now Inter Milan. Vidal has followed the sad record of former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira and renowned striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Meanwhile, Inter Milan, after the last defeat against Real Madrid at home, is in danger of not being able to reach the eighth round of the Champions League (Cup C1) this season. Currently, “Milan black and blue half” has only 2 points after 4 matches in Group H. The top of this group is Borussia Monchengladbach (8 points), 2nd place is Real Madrid (7 points) and third place is Shakhtar Donetsk (4 points).
Monchengladbach (away, December 2) and Shakhtar Donetsk (home, December 10) are also waiting for the new opponents to slip through the narrow door to reach the knockout round of the Champions League this season.
After losing to Real Madrid at home, coach Antonio Conte (Inter Milan) told Sky Sport Italia: “I don’t think we are bad at scoring. Maybe we have conceded too much in the channel. Right now, as I said, this match is a very intense fight and it is very difficult to get back in after the red card due to my player’s overreacting resistance.
“This is a risky situation that we have to accept. We played better and more decisive in Madrid. But it was difficult coming back home and almost immediately being 1-0 down from the lead, then saw his player get sent off.
That knocked the excitement out of us. However, I think today the whole team worked really hard and put in their best effort. Don’t forget, we played against Real Madrid, not the bottom team”, Conte said.