‘Should be embarrassed’ – Ferdinand slams Atletico as Man City clash ends in dramatic scenes

Rio Ferdinand slammed Atletico Madrid’s “offensive way of behaving” during their Champions League meeting with Manchester City on Wednesday night.

While Diego Simeone’s side made various possibilities in the second-leg after an enormously cautious performance in the main leg, the Spanish heroes demonstrated unfit to score as Pep Guardiola’s endured to the semi-finals.

As the tension sloped up towards the finish of the game, Atletico opted a few rather intense strategies, with defender Felipe sent off briefly bookable offense after an early foul on Phil Foden.

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Similar as in the first-leg, Jack Grealish apparently turned into a target and the £100m man was entangled in a contention with former City safeguard Stefan Savic after a showdown on the touchline.

Speaking on BT Sport, Ferdinand said: “Distasteful behaviour from the Atletico players, they should be embarrassed with some of the antics they have gone on with – you have to say, talking about football, well done to Atletico Madrid as they made Manchester City play in a way we haven’t seen for a long time, took them out of their rhythm and their stride.

“But some of the stuff towards the end was not what you want to see on a football pitch.”

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