While the Italian team won the Ajax-Roma match played in the Europa League with a score of 2-1, the incident took precedence over everything. Enraged by Roma’s defender Riccardo Calafiori in the final moments of the match, the ball collector threw the ball hard in the face of the Italian player. Calafiori, preparing to lay himself down after the ball hit his chest, quickly recovered and walked over to the ball picker.
Guest of Ajax in the first match of the Europa League Quarter Final RomaThe home team’s only goal came from Davy Klaasen at 39, while the goals scored by Lorenzo Pellegrini and Roger Ibanez scored 2-1.
LAST TIPS ATTEMPTED TO PROTECT THE SCORE
Unable to maintain its superiority in the game, Ajax missed the opportunity to increase the difference to 2 after the penalty missed by Dusan Tadic in the 53rd minute. In the 84th minute of the match, Roma, who took the lead 2-1 with Roger Ibanez’s goal, tried to keep his superiority by melting the time in the last moments of the match.
THROWING BALL HIT THE BREAST
As the minutes showed 90 + 4, Roma’s left back, Riccardo Calafiori, who was preparing to use the throw-in, did not pick up the ball in front of him while moving slowly and continued to walk. Annoyed at Calafiori, the ball pickup boy threw a hard ball into the Italian player’s face. Calafiori, prepared to lay himself down after the ball hit his chest, quickly recovered and walked over to the ball picker.
“I DO NOT RESPECT BUT I CAN UNDERSTAND”
While the tension was short due to the intervention of the linesman, the referee of the match punished the Roman footballer with a yellow card. Speaking about the incident after the match, Calafiori said, “Fortunately, I managed to stay calm. It would bother me to see the opponent spend time in such a situation. I cannot say that I respect what he has done, but I can understand.”