May 9, 2021

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Fights which brought shame on European football


Monaco League 1 title hopes have received a blow that risks being fatal by Lyon Sunday, but the game ended in disgrace as four red cards were shown after the 90th minute as a brawl took place.

It wasn’t the first time that European football has had the shame of a brawl on the pitch, with MARCA watching some of the most shocking.

Inter vs Valence 2006/07

The Champions League draw between Inter and Valencia lives on in infamy for the brawl that took place after the final whistle.

The return leg of the last 16 games ended 0-0, which saw Los Che advance on away goals, but David Navarro started a full scrum after his breakup Nicolas burdissothe nose.

Inter players chased Navarro through the San Siro tunnel as punches and kicks were thrown by others on the pitch.

A number of players have been accused of flagrant unsportsmanlike behavior, with UEFA immediately opening an investigation.

There was a story between these two teams beforehand, with Adriano sensationalizing a two-handed punch to Valencia’s face Marco caneira in a group stage match in 2004/05.

Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur 2015/16

Tottenham’s Premier League title challenge ended with a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge, a result which officially confirmed Leicester City as the Premier League winner, but the discord match which took place on the London pitch is remembered.

Spurs took issue with Chelsea players giving interviews ahead of time, suggesting they would gladly pull the title out of Spurs reach, and they entered the game in a very aggressive mood.

Spurs then gave up a 2-0 lead before losing their lead altogether. Danny roselate challenge on Willian started a mass brawl that saw Mousa Dembele and Diego Costa collide.

Mauricio Pochettino ran into the field to try and stop the chaos, but that didn’t do much, as the fighting continued.

Half-time came after that, only for the violence to continue in the second half, although surprisingly enough no red cards were shown.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid 2011/12

Spain’s biggest game took a bad team through the Jose Mourinho-Pep Guardiola years, and it ended in a shocking brawl in the 2011 Supercopa de Espana.

Two Real Madrid players received red cards, while Jose Manuel Pinto was at the center of the brawl, despite being a substitute for the game.

He also saw the shocking moment when Jose mourinho seemed to put out the eyes of Tito Vilanova.