Is there a Barcelona bias? Champions League teams with most rival players sent off revealed!

7 Apr

Barcelona found themselves playing against ten men for the second consecutive game on Tuesday night following Sergio Ramos’ red card in El Clasico on the weekend.


That time Real Madrid went on to win but in their Champions League quarter-final first leg with Atletico after falling a goal behind.

However, they received a reprieve when goalscorer Fernando Torres was sent off after picking up two quick yellow cards allowing them to claim a 2-1 victory.

Controversy ensued when Sergio Busquets – whose over-the-top reaction resulted in Torres’ red – failed to pick up a yellow for a similar foul before eventually picking up a booking midway through the second half.

Luis Suarez scored both goals for Barca but perhaps should not have been on the field to do so either after appearing to kick out at full-back Juanfran.

Atletico defender and former Chelsea man Felipe Luis highlighted the perceived inconsistency of German referee Felix Brych after the game.

He said: “It was a totally unfair red card, his second foul and his second yellow. We knew that was going to happen, Barcelona in the Champions League. We have to play against everybody and everything.”

The internet went mad with the ‘UEFAlona’ conspiracy, which alleges UEFA have instructed referee’s to ensure Barca’s progression.

While there is no substance to that claim, talkSPORT looks at the teams with the most rival players sent off in the Champions League.

Click the arrow above, right, to see who is at number one!

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