By Chris Wright
Fair to say it all got a bit tetchy during the Copa Del Rey second legger between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona tonight, with the bickering repeatedly threatening to boil over as the latter ran out 2-3 winners on the night (2-4 on aggregate) while the home side ended up with just nine men on the field.
Among many, many other bitchy squabbles, Arda Turan suffered a momentary rush of blood to the beard when he attempted to poleaxe the linesman by lobbing his boot at him.
Thankfully, Turan’s aim was utterly lousy, probably sparing him a red card and a lengthy ban…
As well as narrowly escaping death by boot, the linesman in question had an interesting night, at one point (accidentally) bonking Jordi Alba across face with his flag.
This also happened…
Yes that is Fernando Torres, and in the very first minute of the match too.
Wonders will never cease.