Scott Carson was one of a host of players caught up in the tunnel drama following Wednesday’s heated Champions League quarter-final second leg between Atletico Madrid and Manchester City at the Wanda Metropolitano.
It all kicked off towards the end of the match following Felipe’s dangerous challenge on Phil Foden.
The Brazilian defender was shown a second yellow card by referee Daniel Siebert and a melee ensued between the two sets of players.
Amid the drama, Stefan Savic somehow avoided a red card after appearing to headbutt Raheem Sterling. The same Atletico defender was then involved in an altercation with City substitute Jack Grealish before the clashes continued inside the tunnel after full-time.
Following 11 dramatic minutes of stoppage time, City booked their place in the Champions League semi-finals following a tense 0-0 draw in Madrid.
Atletico sub Sime Vrsaljko was filmed going crazy inside the tunnel. Held back by staff and teammates, the Croatian full-back lost his head and appeared to throw an object towards the City contingent.
It’s also been reported, per The Sun, that he appeared to spit at City’s players.
Scott Carson involved in Atletico v City tunnel drama
While the drama unfolded, City’s veteran back-up goalkeeper Carson amused football fans by appearing to offer Vrsaljko outside.
What Carson had done to anger Vrsaljko is unclear but the English ‘keeper certainly seemed to have riled Atletico’s No. 24.
Watch the footage here:
Absolute legendpic.twitter.com/MbW0psgwZb— Sa8 (@Sa8_City) April 13, 2022
Now let’s check out some of the best reaction:
Scott Carson waiting for Savic to finish the fight off pic.twitter.com/xLmtecvdsj— molly (@44laporte) April 13, 2022
Will Manchester City now win the Champions League?
It was an unfortunate end to what should have been an excellent night of football between two of Europe’s best football teams.
However, the post-match drama won’t bother City boss Pep Guardiola, whose side are now safely through to the Champions League semi-finals.
In order to reach the Champions League final on May 28, they will need to defeat Real Madrid over two legs.
Pass that challenge and they’ll face either Liverpool or Villarreal at the Stade de France next month.
Atletico-City tunnel fight (Football Terrace)
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