One of the most in-demand managers in Europe, Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone was sent to the stands on Saturday during his side’s 1-0 home win against Malaga, after ball was thrown onto the pitch (during play) by one of his staff.
The incident occurred when Malaga were on the attack, with a ball thrown from the direction of the Atletico Madrid bench onto the pitch, in what looked like an audacious attempt to hamper one of Los Boquerones’ players.
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Despite not throwing the ball himself, Simeone was sent to the stands by the referee and now faces a ban, while the actual perpetrator is likely to receive an even bigger punishment.
Despite the ungentlemanly shenanigans, Atletico won the game 1-0, courtesy of a goal from Angel Correa. That win keeps Simeone’s men level on points at the top of the table along with Barcelona (who battered Sporting Gijon 6-0), with just three games to go.