The match was described as a practice or training routine by those involved before the kickoff. However, it turned into an ugly contest where four players were sent off by the referee. The match ended in a 2-1 victory for Levante, however, the result is inconsequential.
The Spanish side was aggressive in their approach to the game and players of Levante were putting in tough and robust tackles right from the outset. However, things boiled up after the 30th minute mark when Yerson Mosquera was fouled by Enis Bardhi.
The Colombian reacted scornfully and a scuffle began amongst the players and staff from both sides. The Referee sent both players off for their respective parts in the incident. However, a similar incident took place between another Levante player and Daniel Podence a few minutes later. The Referee took a similar action and both players were shown red cards.
The game between Wolves and Levante was almost called off at Half-time
Due to the fiery first-half, the officials considered calling off the game at half-time after discussions with both the clubs. However, both clubs along with the officials agreed to resume the game after a short break. It was very surprising to see how the players had reacted in a supposed friendly game.
However, it is also understandable that the players do not want to get injured this close to the season. Yerson Mosquera’s reaction was a result of a similar feeling. The Colombian has recently returned from a long-term injury. The defender missed a large part of last season due to injury and will be hopeful of impressing his manager in the upcoming season.
In a way, both managers will be pleased that they have come out of the game without any injuries. As the start of the season nears, both managers will be keen to have a fully fit squad for the upcoming season. Specially, Bruno Lage who will hope to push for a European spot with Wolves in 2022/23 season.
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