Watch: Romero lucky to escape red card after dreadful challenge on Tonali

By Oliver Fisher -

Spurs defender Cristian Romero was lucky to escape a straight red card for a foul on Sandro Tonali in last night’s Champions League game, replays suggest.

There was a big moment of controversy in the opening exchanges of the second half as Romero flew into a challenge on Tonali as he attempted to break down the left side, and replays suggested it really should have been a red card as the centre-back flew in with excessive force and studs showing, yet a yellow was given.

Tags AC Milan Cristian Romero Milan Tottenham Sandro Tonali


  1. That should have been a red card, but the referee also turned blind eye on some of the things that benfited Milan.
    How did Kjaer finish the game without a yellow even though he made a bunch of fouls on Kane? Especially in the 1st half.
    I was also surprised that the ref didn’t go back and look at VAR in the 1st half when Kjaer almost broke Kane nose in the penalty box.

    1. Kane got all sorts of soft calls in his favor (like when Kalulu barely breathed on him and he fell over his own feets, just outside the box), while avoiding fouls that should have been called on him (such as blatantly shoving Sala from behind), just like happens with EPL refs. He’s a dirty player and deserves every single kick in the ankle he receives.

    2. One doesn’t justify the other. This challenge 100% could have broken Tonali’s leg. That’s a red every day of the week. Regardless if Kjaer should have been yellowed (he should have)

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