Alejandro Garnacho tried again to abuse the penalty spot before the Danes took a penalty on Wednesday evening in Manchester United’s defeat against FC Copenhagen in the Champions League.
The 19-year-old Argentinean’s attempt at unsportsmanlike behavior was not well received by the hosts. Garnacho had already targeted the penalty spot in the first leg a few days ago at Old Traffordbefore Jordan Larsson was denied by André Onana for Copenhagen.
United won the game 1-0 and then coach Jacob Neestrup said VG: “It’s the job of referees and associations to draw boundaries. You just have to show a red card and the players stop doing things like that.”
This time Garnacho tried again, but was blocked by opponent Kevin Diks. Diogo Goncalves then converted the try in injury time of the first half to make it 2-2 and United ultimately suffered a 3-4 defeat.
Copenhagen’s Denis Vavro then added bold.dk: “That was the second time now. And in our stadium too! For me he’s a clown. He has the mentality of a child if he tries that again. It’s one thing to do that at home in the 97th minute “But in the first half? I don’t understand why he would do something like that.”
Garnacho also provokes the Copenhagen fans
Garnacho also caused a stir when, after Bruno Fernandes’s 3-2 win for United, he provoked the Copenhagen fans in the park by putting his finger on his lips while celebrating.
With the win, Copenhagen has moved past United in the Group A table and is now in second place with four points behind confident leaders FC Bayern. The Red Devils, on the other hand, are at the bottom with just one win from four games. You are threatened with an early exit.
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