Italy’s U21 side have had their issues with red cards so far in this international break, and we were treated to three in a matter of seconds tonight as it all kicked off against Spain.
The initial award of a second yellow for the elbow looks pretty soft from the footage, but then the “brawl” kicked off as a variety of shoves and slaps were exchanged in true football style:
Pictures from UEFA
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Barcelona’s young talent Mingueza was the only one to get a straight red for a pretty pathetic push that absolutely wasn’t worth the reaction from the Italy player, but at least it added some late entertainment in a 0-0 draw.