Saturday Night Football Parody: Xhaka Red Card! Carrasco Hat-trick! Costa Vs Conte! & More
Football aficionados witnessed some breathtaking action on Saturday and now 442oons has come up with a humorous compilation of the key events.
To start with La Liga, Barcelona thrashed Deportivo la Coruna 4-0 in the Camp Nou Stadium, Atletico Madrid humiliated Granada 7-1 & Real Madrid outplayed Real Betis 6-1. However, Yannick Carrasco stole the show as produced one of the displays of the season, scoring a hat-trick and giving two assists as Atletico Madrid retained their leadership of the La Liga in fine style with a 7-1 win at home to Granada on Saturday.
Diego Costa scored in Chelsea’s 3-0 victory over reigning champions Leicester City but Blues boss Conte was surprised when the Spanish striker asked to be substituted.
Had Costa been booked in Saturday’s encounter with the Foxes, the Spanish striker would have been ruled out for Sunday’s high-voltage encounter with Manchester United – a reunion former Blues manager Jose Mourinho.
Conte asserted: “Costa is an important player for us and his passion is important for the team.
“He must transfer this in every single minute of the game.”
“I decided. I always take the responsibility in every situation. It’s always my decision whether or not a player is substituted.”
Bad news for the Gunners as Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka is set to face a three match ban after receiving a red card in Saturday’s Premier League encounter with Swansea City.
Arsenal were desperate to hold on to their lead against Swansea and Xhaka was shown the red after a serious foul on Swansea’s Mo Barrow.
Most of the spectators present at the Emirates expected Xhaka to receive a yellow card after tackling Barrow from behind.
The referee branded the challenge as a serious offense and the direct red card now means that Xhaka will face an automatic three match ban.
Wenger said: “It looked a harsh decision, more like a dark yellow – but then the red showed a bright red.
“There has to be an intelligence when you are making challenges though.”
“I haven’t spoken to him before about his discipline before her signed, if you look some of his challenges are maybe a little clumsy because he is a player that likes to attack.”
“But I will speak to him now, he has to learn from it.”
Meanwhile, Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero both fluffed spot-kicks on Saturday, which saw them dropping points after being held 1-1 by Everton.