Atletico Madrid (ATM) coach Diego Simeone, who showed strong dissatisfaction with the referee’s decision in the Team K-League (K-League All-Star) match three days ago, also showed a sensitive reaction to the judgment in the match against Manchester City (Man City). During the first half of the game, he ran into the referee and got angry and was cautioned.스포츠토토
Coach Simeone protested the decision with great excitement in the 18th minute of the first half of the match against Man City in the second leg of the Coupang Play Series, a pre-season friendly match being held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 30th. It was when Rodrigo De Paul dribbled forward after winning the ball that flowed to the right of the penalty box. He momentarily had a chance to shoot, but Julian Alvarez, who was following, pushed it down with his hand. Referee Kim Woo-sung, the referee, declared a free kick.
However, coach Simeone, who was standing in the technical area, was very excited and ran to referee Ko Hyeong-jin, who was waiting. It is a protest against not giving a yellow card. De Paul, who fell, also protested vehemently to referee Kim Woo-sung for not taking out his card.
In the Team K League match on the 27th, coach Simeone was sensitive to the judgment and showed the temperament of a winner. In particular, in the 34th minute of the second half, during Rodrigo Riquelme’s breakthrough, he went over the touchline and protested to the referee, saying that he did not point out the foul of the Team K-League defense. Immediately after the game, he said, “Fortunately (in other games) there is VAR (video review), so I think we will be able to catch many errors,” giving off a nuance that some judgments were unfair.
On this day, ATM is counterattacking with Antoine Griezmann and Alvaro Morata at the center while blocking Man City’s early offensive. Among them, right-back César Azpilicueta frequently clashes with opponent left-back Jack Grealish. Azpilicueta received a yellow card for rough action in the 15th minute of the first half while competing for the ball with Grealish. And 3 minutes later, De Paul’s situation occurred. That’s why Simeone became even more angry.
On the other hand, the kick-off time was delayed due to localized heavy rain in the northwest area of Seoul about two hours before the kick-off. It was originally scheduled for 8:00 PM, but was delayed by 30 minutes, and after a while, it was delayed again by 10 minutes and started at 8:40.