Crazy Ball – The only Premier League match on Saturday (31/10) was marked by a red card after a tackle nearly broke the leg of Portuguese European champion Joao Moutinho.
Wolves player Joao Moutinho, who won the Euro 2016 title with the Portugal national team, is fortunate that he did not break his leg after being violated by Crystal Palace captain Luka Milivojevic during an English League match at Molineux Stadium on Saturday.
It is an absolutely unnecessary offense. The reason was that this incident occurred on the half-field line, still far from endangering Palace's defense, which was 2-0 behind by the goals of Rayan Ait Nouri and Daniel Podence in the first half.
Crystal Palace became a frustrated team in that match as they appeared more dominant, controlling the circle by up to 55 percent, but managed to get only two shots on target against Rui Patricio.
The frustration that erupted at not being able to get back at Wolverhampton Wanderers' two goals may have resulted in the captain's tackle. In fact, his first touch hit the ball but the aftereffect of a Luka Milivojevic tackle hit the Portuguese in the leg and Moutinho needed medical treatment on the pitch for some time, before being pulled off due to his injury.
Referee Martin Atkinson was initially hesitant about checking the VAR screen, which he finally did and then decided to wave a straight red card at the Crystal Palace captain from Serbia. With this red card, 29-year-old Luka Milivojevic will not be able to defend the Eagles when he hosts Leeds United, travel to Burnley and host Newcastle. Of the three teams only Leeds were difficult. Theoretically, from the other two teams, Roy Hodgson's men should be able to pick six points.
Source: This tackle almost ended in breaking the leg of the European champions in the Premier League last night
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