the rolling around by the Ajax player afterwards was something. I wish he would’ve gotten a yellow for that display.Ajax-BvB match ruined by an insane red card decision from Michael Oliver.
Its not two footed, its not particularly dangerous, the studs show but Hummels doesn't actually contact the player with them, and in fact the player actually lands on his leg.
(Ignore tweet caption, this is the only video I could find)
Bingo. He attacked a player. He didn’t bring him down by the shirt, he brought him down in a way that could have ended in injury. There’s no place for that bullshit in the game. The sooner we can stamp that crap out, the better.It's an incredibly cynical foul, it's exactly the type of thing I wish was out of the game, so I have no problem with the red. The problem is that it happens a few times a game and is never a red...
I agree. It took approximately 0 minutes into their Espanyol match to see Xavi's influence. Pretty stark, and I wonder what he said and did that got the team playing in a whole new way. You can tell players to take more risks and say you want more width, but to see the whole thing change on a dime like that was a pleasant surprise.Barca have a good structure I’m surprised Xavi has had this much of an impact. I generally thought the talent just wasn’t there but this is recognizable Pep ball and they really could improve a lot with a few more ball players