Real Madrid's Federico Valverde (left) saves Atlético striker Alvaro Morata from his feet.
In the final for the Spanish Super Cup, Federico Valverde of Real Madrid commits a violent foul and sees the red card. He is praised for this by the media, fans and teammates – and even honored.
AA brutal foul can also bring fame to Real Madrid, the Spanish football record champions. After the triumph of the royal team in the final of the Spanish Supercup over city rivals Atlético (0: 0, 4: 1 on penalties), red-sinners Federico Valverde was also cheered by the media, fans and teammates, especially because of a game-deciding emergency brake. The Madrid-based specialist newspaper "Marca" immediately raised the "little bird" (Pajarito), as the team-mate is called by Toni Kroos, as a "hero". His kick "goes down in history."
With a tackle from behind and a very hard kick in the legs of Álvaro Morata, the 21-year-old had the Atlético striker heading towards Thibaut Courtois's goal in the 115th minute of extra time on Sunday in the 115th minute of extra time at King Abdullah Stadium in Saudi Arabia brought down – and thus a "100 percent" chance missed. Morata rolled on the floor for a long time, there was a long scuffle. Not only “Marca” cheered Valverde. The competition sheet "AS" wrote: "Madrid has toasted Valverde. A red card has never been celebrated so much at Real. ”Despite (or perhaps because of?) The emergency brake, Valverde was voted MVP, the best player in the final.
According to media reports, Captain Sergio Ramos & Co. celebrated Valverde loudly in the real changing room for minutes. The man who switched from Peñarol Montevideo to the "Royal" in 2016 also received support from fans on social networks: "Long live Valverde!" And "Uruguayan, Uruguayan!". Coach Zinedine Zidane, however, was more cautious: “He acted well. He had to act like that and then apologized to Morata. ”
. (tagsToTranslate) Ernesto Valverde (t) Álvaro Morata (t) Lionel Messi (t) Toni Kroos (t) Thibaut Courtois (t) Mauricio Pochettino (t) Real Madrid