WATCH: Who throws a shoe (at a ref)? Arda Turan in Atleti’s loss to Barca
Wednesday’s Copa Del Ray second leg between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid made the English League Cup thriller between Spurs and Sheffield United look like a documentary on kidney beans.
And while there were gorgeous goals, a pair of red cards and plenty else to discuss in Barcelona’s 3-2 (4-2 on aggregate) win, one incident in particular is getting a lot of attention.
Arda Turan was fouled, losing his shoe in the process. Since the linesman didn’t deem the offense worthy of a flag-raise, Turan threw his shoe at the linesman (Why wouldn’t he?).
Gabi was given a red card at halftime for Atleti, short-circuiting its comeback plans, and Mario Suarez picked up a red of his own late in the match.
Oh, and the soccer: Fernando Torres continued his rejuvenation with a first-minute goal and Raul Garcia converted a questionable penalty in the 30th minute for Atleti, while Neymar netted a brace and Miranda conceded an own goal.