The most important leagues in Europe begin to be defined. While in some there is already a champion, in others, such as France, up to four teams continue to fight from date to date for the title, including Monaco and Lyon, who recently faced each other in an embarrassing final. Niko Kovac's team needed to win to get within two points of Lille (leader of Ligue 1) and one of PSG but, despite taking the lead, they could not against Rudi García's men who turned the scoreboard and got on, mathematically , in the fight for the championship.
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The Lions scored 3-2 in the 89th minute thanks to both Rayan Cherki who, as a result of the tension that was generated during the match, euphorically celebrated his score. The worst was going to occur after the whistle that marked the end of the game. The images of the embarrassing fight between players and part of the coaching staff of both teams traveled the world. While in the box, the visiting delegation celebrated for the triumph, in the field the pushing and the discussions began.
From the bench they began to join in and, while some tried to separate and calm the situation, others continued looking for the confrontation that did not take long. The blows and falls took center stage in the scene until the stadium security personnel intervened.
The shameful battle ended with four sent off by referee Clement Turpin: Pietro Pellegri and Willem Geubbels, from Monaco, and Mattia De Sciglio and Marcelo, from Lyon. The footballers were sanctioned and it is expected that the Ligue 1 Disciplinary Commission, which has the power to study the images, will enter for officio.
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Lyon coach Rudi García directly blamed Monaco for what happened: “What is the point of our players seeing the red? None. What has happened is abnormal. The provocations come from 'home', from young players and we don't even retaliate. It is very harmful. He is not worthy of players of his rank and deprives us of several players for the future”.