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The Incredible Moment Colmenar Viejo Coach Gets Sent Off For Stopping 89th Minute Counter Attack

Josh Lawless

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The Incredible Moment Colmenar Viejo Coach Gets Sent Off For Stopping 89th Minute Counter Attack

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An extraordinary moment happened in the lower echelons of Spanish football as an assistant manager was red carded for entering the pitch to stop a counter attack.

Over in the Madrid regional leagues,Villanueva del Pardillo and Colmenar Viejo were drawing 1-1 when the hosts went on the break following a missed chance from a corner in the 89th minute.

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They got play under way swiftly, with the goalkeeper playing it out from the back to his defender.

The ball was then fed down the left to the attacker, who had plenty of space to run into. There were only two defenders back and a number of attackers were piling forward.

But incredibly, the attack was halted as Viejo's assistant manager deliberately ran onto the pitch and tackled the player.

He then walked off as if nothing had even happened, with the furious Villanueva players running over to confront him.


A brief brawl broke out between the two teams and he was sent off for encroachment and unsporting behaviour.

The game finished 1-1, with Villanueva in sixth place in the league and Viejo a few places behind in ninth.

But the hosts were clearly still furious with what went down, judging by their social media posts.


In two tweets, they wrote: "Great game which was tarnished by the actions of the rival manager which we consider contrary to fair play and the values of football.'"

"As reflected in the referee's report, the action in question was not carried out by the manager, but by the second coach, who was sent off."

Josh Lawless
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