A handy push, four playoffs and policemen on the lawn: the battle between the European Cup aspirants FC Getafe and FC Villarreal (1-3) in Spain’s Primera División went completely out of control. The sports magazine “Marca” wrote about the “Battle of the Coliseum” with “monumental fighting”. The conclusion with regard to Villarreal’s nickname: “The submarine wins the war”.
After the final whistle in the Coliseum Alfonso Perez, numerous players from both teams met. The Getafe professionals also wanted referee Xavier Estrada on the leather. The impartial showed Getafes Allan Nyom, Damian Suarez and Xabier Etxeita the Red Card as well as Vicente Iborra of Villarreal. Police had to separate the fighting cocks and protect the referee.