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Stefan Savic is named Man of the Match by L’Equipe despite nasty scenes against Man City

Stefan Savic is named Man of the Match by L’Equipe and praised for his ‘serene’ show against Man City despite headbutting Raheem Sterling and pulling Jack Grealish’s hair… as Phil Foden is given a ranking of simply FOUR

  • Manchester City squeezed into the semi-finals of the Champions League  
  • Pep Guardiola’s facet have been resilient against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night time 
  • Stefan Savic was seen headbutting Raheem Sterling throughout ugly scenes 
  • But the Montenegrin defender was nonetheless given man of the match by L’Equipe 

Stefan Savic might have been fortunate to stay on the pitch for the period of Atletico Madrid’s conflict with Manchester City, however that did not detract from his efficiency in the eyes of some.

L’Equipe named the Montenegrin defender their man of the match for his show at the Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday night time, giving him a ranking of seven out of ten.

Savic was closely concerned in the late 22-man brawl at the finish of the Champions League semi-final, dragging Phil Foden off the pitch, headbutting Raheem Sterling and pulling Jack Grealish’s hair as his frustration bought the higher of him as the Spanish facet chased the sport. 

Stefan Savic was named L'Equipe's man of the match, despite his on-field antics on Wednesday

Stefan Savic was named L’Equipe’s man of the match, despite his on-field antics on Wednesday

Savic headbutted Raheem Sterling and was also seen to pull Jack Grealish's hair at one point

Savic headbutted Raheem Sterling and was additionally seen to tug Jack Grealish’s hair at one level

The referee cautioned the centre again when all had died down, with City supporters and UK pundits alike suggesting the punishment might, and may, have been extra extreme.

Yet despite his half in the ugly scenes, L’Equipe insisted that Savic had been the finest on the park. 

In their opinion of his efficiency, they wrote: ‘Of the three Madrid centre backs, He was the one who appeared most serene. 

‘Clean in his interventions whereas being tough in the duels, he mastered his zone and tamed every Mancunian who ventured there.’ 

The Montenegrin was praised by the French paper for producing a 'serene' display at the back

The Montenegrin was praised by the French paper for producing a ‘serene’ show at the again

Meanwhile, Foden, who was on the finish of Savic’s heavy-handed method in the remaining moments, was given only a 4 for his efficiency in the Spanish capital. 

The England worldwide was focused all through by Diego Simeone’s males, and was pressured to play for the majority of the match together with his head bandaged after being caught in the again of the head by an aerial problem from Felipe. 

The Brazilian then took a swipe at Foden in the final minute of regular time as the ahead galloped down the left flank – the incident that led to the melee – leading to a second yellow.

Foden sought to waste as a lot time as potential by rolling again on to the pitch, a transfer that upset Atletico gamers together with Savic.

While he was capable of help his workforce by consuming up useful seconds nonetheless, the relaxation of his sport left rather a lot to be desired in line with L’Equipe. 

His ranking of 4 was the lowest in the City facet, together with Kevin De Bruyne who left the discipline injured.

The solely participant marked worse than the pair was Felipe, who obtained a 3. 

Phil Foden was given a rating of just four as he was targeted by Atletico throughout the match

Phil Foden was given a ranking of simply 4 as he was focused by Atletico all through the match

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