Robbie Savage criticizes the decision not to send Diego Carlos away for his challenge against Romelu Lukaku
‘There is no way in the world that cannot be a red card’: Robbie Savage criticizes decision NOT to send Diego Carlos away for his challenge over Romelu Lukaku before the Seville defender’s kick went in on the Inter Milan forward for the winner
- Sevilla won the Europa League again after a 3-2 victory over Inter Milan
- Diego Carlos gave away an early penalty after eliminating Romelu Lukaku
- The Spaniard only got a yellow card, although some felt he should have been shown a red card
- It was Carlos’s bicycle kick that bounced off Lukaku and scored Sevilla’s third
Diego Carlos went from hero to zero when Sevilla claimed a sixth Europa League triumph in a 3-2 win over Inter Milan.
The 27-year-old Brazilian who has been linked with a move to the Premier League got off to a terrible start when Romelu Lukaku scored from the penalty spot after Carlos clumsily knocked down the Belgian striker.
Carlos was haunted by Lukaku for most of the match, but he had the last laugh when his kick from Ever Banega’s free kick hit a decisive touch on Inter’s top scorer and flew to the back of the net.
Diego Carlos gave away a penalty after five minutes for eliminating Romelu Lukaku
Carlos was shown a yellow card, but some thought he should have gotten a red card for not going for the ball
He stayed on the field and his bicycle kick bounced off Lukaku to force the winner of Sevilla
Carlos’s goal turned out to be crucial, as Sevilla won the Europa League again with a 3-2 victory
However, it begged the question of whether Carlos was lucky enough to still be on the field, as he didn’t seem to make an attempt to drag Lukaku to the ground.
The Spaniard got a yellow card, but it was thought that he could have gotten a red card.
After the game, BT Sport expert Robbie Savage said: ‘I thought Lukaku’s pace was putting him behind Carlos and there was no attempt to get the ball.
‘Lukaku there another touch, it is a clear goal chance. It doesn’t matter what time it is.
‘Yes, we want to see 11 against 11, but the laws are, if you don’t try to play the ball, it’s a red card. No defender will let Lukaku hit his left there. There is no way in the world that cannot be a red card. ‘
Moments after Lukaku scored the opening penalty, BT Sport referee Peter Walton said Carlos should have been shown a red card for not attempting to go for the ball.
BT Sport pundit Robbie Savage felt that Carlos should have received a red card
It turned out to be a relief for Carlos who gave away penalties in three consecutive games
Lukaku and Inter Milan wondered what could have been when they lost in the final
Luuk De Jong scored twice in the first half to put Sevilla 2-1 after Lukaku’s penalty before Diego Godin leveled with a header after 35 minutes.
With 16 minutes to go in the second half, Carlos’ acrobatic overhead kick was hit by Lukaku in the back of the net.
While he might have been lucky to still be on the field, it was a redemption for Carlos who gave away a penalty in every quarter-final, semi-final and then final.