May 18, 2022

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President Enrique Cerezo slams Pep Guardiola for 'prehistoric football'

President Enrique Cerezo slams Pep Guardiola for ‘prehistoric football’

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has criticized Pep Guardiola and described his tactics as “prehistoric football” after the Champions League quarter-final match against Manchester City.

The English Premier League leaders struggled with a 0-0 draw at the Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday to host their semi-final match with Real Madrid.

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Atletico players looked frustrated with what they felt were City’s attempts to beat the clock as they maintained a 1-0 lead in the first leg and club president Guardiola was criticized for his plan.

“We are a team with such a prestige that anyone can offend us, but in the end it has been proven that everyone has their own past,” Cerezo said. Radio Mark.

“We played a good game, attacking, and yesterday City went into prehistoric times, defending and putting a wall in front of their goal so we wouldn’t score.

“Everyone saw it. City were a completely defensive team. In the second half they shot on goal once. Yesterday it turned out that every team had a history before it.

“It was a match that, with a bit of luck, would have taken us to the semi-finals. We weren’t lucky enough to score a goal and get into overtime.”

After the intense match, the police had to intervene after both teams collided in the tunnel.

Tensions were exacerbated in injury time when the Atletico defender philippe He was kicked out for challenging Phil FodenWhich led to a fight on the touchline that continued in the tunnel after the full-time whistle.

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TV pictures have been shown Stefan Savic trying to fight Jack Grealish, after he was earlier filmed pulling the City player’s hair in the melee after Felipe’s red card. replace Sim Vrsaliko He had to be tied up by the Atletico coaching staff, and Kyle Walker He was stopped by the goalkeeper Edersonbefore the police officers move to restore order.

Guardiola’s team returned to the field on Saturday when they face Liverpool in the semi-finals of the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium (Streaming live at 10:30AM ET on ESPN+ in the US).