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Diego Simeone sent to stands after ball is thrown to prevent Malaga counter-attack.

Diego Simeone sent to stands after ball is thrown to prevent Malaga counter-attack

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Diego Simeone was sent to the stands during Atletico Madrid’s La Liga match against Malaga on Saturday evening after a ball was thrown in an apparent bid to prevent a counter-attack.

With the scores tied at 0-0, Malaga took a quick throw-in during first-half stoppage time in the hope of catching Atletico napping.

However, someone from the Atletico bench - it’s currently unclear if Simeone was the man responsible - threw a ball onto the pitch in a bid to prevent Malaga’s attack. (Scroll down this page to watch the video).

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Because Simeone was the highest-ranked member of the Atletico bench, it was the Argentine coach who was sent to the stands.

Sky Sports’ Spanish football expert Guillem Balague revealed after the match that a similar incident had resulted in an eight-match ban for the culprit.

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Video: Simeone sent off after ball is thrown

It doesn’t seem as if Simeone was the culprit in this instance, but there’s still a chance he could be banned from patrolling the touchline during Atletico’s final three matches of the season.

According to Spanish football writer Sid Lowe, Simeone accepted that the referee was right to send him off but insists it was a ball boy who threw the ball.

Atleti, who secured a 1-0 win over Malaga, are currently top of La Liga. Barcelona will join them in pole position if they beat Sporting Gijon later tonight.

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