Ferran Torres and Stefan Savic were sent off during Barca vs Atletico match

Barcelona claimed a narrow victory at the Metropolitano stadium by beating Atlético Madrid 1-0 in a game that Ousmane Dembélé decided with a goal in the first half. Barcelona beat Atlético Madrid to go three points clear of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga. Last night, The most bizarre moment came in the 90+2 minute, when Ferran Torres became embroiled in a scrap with Stefan Savic. On the halfway line, Savic dispossessed Torres before bending down on the floor behind him. Ferran Torres and Stefan Savić were both shown red cards after this fight.

In second-half stoppage time, Ferran and Stefan Savic got involved in a fight. Referee José Luis Munuera Montero dismissed both players. Torres flicked the ball away as he was falling over the Atletico defender, but then grabbed Savic by the back of his head and flipped him around. Savic threw his weight onto Torres, with the Barcelona striker at one point left laying on the ground with the defender on top of him.

Torres was able to wriggle up though, grabbing Savic by the back of his shirt as the Atletico man put the attacker in a headlock. The duo then stood up together, still locked in the scrap, before pushing away from each other.

Though the incident happened off the ball, referee José Luis Munuera Montero showed both players a straight red card. In his report, Montero described his reasoning for handing both stars the same punishment.

“In the 90th minute, the player Stefan (15) Savic, was sent off for the following reason: holding an opponent by the neck with his arm continuously with excessive force, while the ball was in play but not within a distance of being played between them.”

“In the 90th minute, the player Ferran (11) Torres was sent off for the following reason: Persistently grabbing an opponent by the hair, while the ball was in play but not within a distance of being played between them.”

Savic and Torres both of them played for Manchester City at different times.

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