Most cynical foul ever? Fede Valverde's challenge in Atletico vs Real Madrid remembered

Diego Simeone applauds Fede Valverde after his sending off in 2020

Fede Valverde extended his stay at Real Madrid in October.

The Uruguayan – who signed for the club in 2017 – has signed a new six-year contract.

He said, per Real Madrid’s official website: “I’m very happy and proud. I’m delighted for my parents, my wife and my son because they’re the ones that are there and fight alongside me.

“This is a big step for my family and I and we’re able to enjoy every moment. It’s a dream come true to continue to rack up the appearances, years and, let’s hope, the titles with Real Madrid”.

Arguably Valverde’s best performance for the club to date came at the start of 2020.

On January 12, 2020, Real Madrid played fierce rivals Atletico in the Spanish Super Cup.



Valverde was named Man-of-the-Match as Real won on penalties.

Strangely, Valverde received the award despite being sent off in the 116th minute.

His red card came after one of the most cynical challenges in football history.

Alvaro Morata was running through on goal and it looked all for the world that he would win the game for his side.

Fede Valverde takes down Alvaro Morata in the Spanish Super Cup in 2020

But he was denied by Valverde, who completely wiped him out from behind before he managed to get his effort off.

It was a truly extraordinary challenge and one of the clearest red cards ever.

Any opposition manager in the world would have been fuming – but not Diego Simeone.

The Argentine boss actually congratulated the Real man as he made his way to the tunnel,  slapping him on the head in appreciation.

He then complimented the Real midfielder after the game.

“It was the most important play,” Simeone said, per Marca. “I told him that anyone would have done the same in your place.

“I think the prize for the best player makes perfect sense in the world because Valverde won the match in that action.”

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Valverde, though, was not overly happy with his actions but did thank Simeone for his words.

“I will always cherish the words that Simeone said to me today. I’m happy for the win but not for the kick I gave to another player.

“I wish I could’ve pulled his shirt instead. My teammates congratulated me for my sacrifice for the team not for kicking someone.”

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