The Cordovan defender closed this Wednesday on a series to forget Cristian Cuti Romero. In the first leg he had missed the goal that the Milan it became local and ended up being globally decisive. Because in London the world champion hit two very strong kicks which led to his sending-off for a second bookable offence, went off the field with a right leg injury and watched from the locker room his team’s elimination in the round of 16 of the Champions League.
Faithful to his style, and with the vehemence that characterizes him, Cuti earned his first yellow card in the quarter of an hour of the first half. Cordovan went down to Rafael Leao, who fired the ball at just the right time and earned him a booking.
And the expulsion was the product of another strong entry. The French Teo Hernandez He scrambled to the left side, threw the long ball, but slammed into Romero. Against the line, late and violently, the defender tried to snatch the ball from him, but ended up winning the second card. With just over ten minutes left in the match, he left his team one down and complicated the standings.
Referee Clement Turpin even had to show him the red card when Cuti was lying on the ground: he had to receive medical treatment in his right leg, presumably with a shinbone problem when he hit Hernández.
The Cuti series was not the best. In the first leg, after miscalculating the jump, he collided with Theo Hernández, fell to the ground and let the Frenchman advance with the pitch at his mercy. Ultimately, that play ended in a goal and it was the goal that decided the series.
The second leg’s dismissal diminished the chances of turning the scoreline around in the final stretch, beyond what Tottenham could have achieved in a purely emotional result in London.
Eleven years later, Milan returned to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, where they are the second winner with seven titles. The last time was in 2012, the year in which Barcelona blocked his way in that round, with an unstoppable Lionel Messi.
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