Eduardo Camavinga Produced Cynical Challenge That Injured Anthony Martial, Avoided Second Yellow Card
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Sevilla were 2-0 up against the La Liga winners after Ivan Rakitic and Erik Lamela found the net in quick succession and Real were really up against it at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in the first half.
And many think Real should have really been down to ten men after two fouls from Camavinga.
The 19-year-old was booked just after the half hour mark for bringing down Jesús Manuel Corona and then in the 40th minute came the mistimed tackle on Martial.
What’s your take on this one?— SpelTorsten.se (@SpelTorsten) April 18, 2022
Camavinga avoided a second yellow card for this challenge on Martial late in the first half.
Instead Martial receive a yellow for his reaction. With VAR and everything this shouldn’t be possible. Sevilla - Real Madrid #LaLigaSantander pic.twitter.com/8fOnGP4aBZ
No second yellow for Camavinga, not even a foul for Martial and he ends up coming off injured. Joke. pic.twitter.com/oSxylekL6a— Luke (@UtdLuke3) April 17, 2022
The on-loan Manchester United forward was driving towards goal in a dangerous position when Camavinga took him out.
He got absolutely no contact on the ball but crucially the referee felt he did and he didn't even award a free-kick to the hosts.
Martial was absolutely furious and it was he who was cautioned for his angry reaction to the decision.
The former Monaco man had to be replaced by Rafa Mir due to the injury. Camavinga, meanwhile, stayed on the pitch despite two blatant yellow card worthy offences.
And it proved to be a major turning point in the game as Real completely turned the game around in the second half.
Rodrygo Goes pulled one back just after half-time, before Nacho Fernandez levelled matters in the 82nd minute.
Then, in the second minute of stoppage time, Karim Benzema came up with a second clutch goal in a matter of days when he notched the winner.
The huge comeback win means Carlo Ancelotti's side are 15 points clear at the top of the table, though second-placed Barcelona do have two games in hand.