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Criticism piles up over Atletico Madrid, Manchester City brawl


It was not a magical UEFA Champions League evening on Wednesday, as the second leg of the quarter-final encounter between Atletico Madrid and Manchester City ended in some embarrassing scenes for both sides. The tie was won by the English side 1-0 on aggregate, but both clubs have a lot of be embarrassed about following the brawl that took place in the closing stages of the match.

With the match remaining goalless, Atletico Madrid players started becoming agitated after Manchester City players appeared to be actively wasting time in order to take advantage of their 1-0 lead from the first leg. With time running out, tempers flared and a four-minute brawl ensued. Cards were handed out and the match resumed, but fighting continued into the tunnel after the final whistle was blown.