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Watch: Two Players Sent Off Amid Ugly Scenes In Porto-Atletico Thriller

Watch: Two Players Sent Off Amid Ugly Scenes In Porto-Atletico Thriller

If there is one thing you can be certain of, it's that there will be a bit of shithousery involved in any game featuring Atletico Madrid.

The La Liga champions are the masters of the dark arts. They will just about anything to get a positive result, regardless of how bad it makes them look. That is especially true when they are attempting to hold onto a result.

Atletico entered this evening's Champions League fixture against Porto knowing that a win was needed if they were to advance to the knockout stages.

They looked well on their way after Antione Griezmann gave them the lead in the second half.

You can probably guess what happened next.

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With Diego Simeone's side now holding a slender advantage, the game was always likely to turn into a scrap. That proved to be the case, with a player from each team sent off in the space of a few minutes.

Yannick Carrasco was the first man to receive his marching orders, lashing out at Otavio after the Porto man attempted to get the ball back off him for a free-kick.

This put Porto in a good position to go and get the equaliser, but their one-man advantage was quickly squandered.

Wendell would receive his red card a few minutes later, this time for drawing out on Matheus Cunha, with the Atletico man going down rather dramatically. A scuffle on the sideline would also come about as a result.

From this point you always fancied Atletico to see out the game, with Simeone's side scoring two late goals to ensure their place in the last-16.

Despite being dominated for large parts of the contest, you never would have bet against them.

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Gary Connaughton

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