Marcos Acuña was sent off in Sevilla’s 2-1 LaLiga home defeat against Real Madrid this Saturday, and although not much was at stake, the Argentinian could’ve easily left Spaniard Dani Ceballos without playing for a long, long time.
Marcos Acuna’s horrible tackle against Dani Ceballos
In the 83rd minute of the match held at the Sánchez Pizjuán, with Sevilla trailing 2-1, a very late tackle made by Acuña against Ceballos sent the 2022 World Cup champion out for an early shower.
Acuña went studs up and practically ran over Real Madrid’s No. 19. The Argentinian was given a direct red card.
Roja de Acuña por entrada a Ceballos.pic.twitter.com/P9rwlfAX8p— El Ojo del VAR (@ojodelvar) May 27, 2023
To think the Sevilla squad had the audacity to ask for a VAR review… he almost broke Ceballos’ ankle in half!
The reception of the play on social media was, as expected, critical of the albiceleste player and demanding of a more-than-one-game suspension. Pig, disgusting, horrible and criminal were some of the adjectives used to describe his tackle.
Vaya cerdo Acuña. Fue directamente a lesionar y todavía se queda quejándose… pic.twitter.com/ju8w7yGHfm— MadridTotal (@MadridTotal_) May 27, 2023
Red for Acuna, horrible tackle. pic.twitter.com/JYNNDfMoEw— Madrid Zone (@theMadridZone) May 27, 2023
Vaya puto asco. Encima se queja el propio Acuña y sus compañeros pidiendo el VAR diciendo que Ceballos se tira. Qué puto asco de gente. Forza Roma siempre. pic.twitter.com/lNSzV1TTW2— Arrow (@ArrowRM) May 27, 2023
The incident also reminded fans of a Papu Gomez’s tackle against Federico Valverde in the Real Madrid-Sevilla LaLiga game earlier this season. In both instances, the pair of Argentinians made late tackles with no intention of playing the ball.
Real Madrid-Sevilla. Papu Gómez a Fede Valverde.Sevilla-Real Madrid: Acuña a Dani Ceballos.
Recordad que el problema de esta panda de violentos es Vinicius.pic.twitter.com/5cSuaGcq9j
— Jorge (@quillobarrios) May 27, 2023
As an attempt to defend his challenge, the left back also took his opinions on the play to social media, making a blasphemous claim that Sevilla played with the referees against them. “It’s becoming difficult [for Sevilla] to play against 12” said the player via an Instagram story.
Acuña on IG: “It’s becoming difficult to play against 12 men.” pic.twitter.com/VsfGB78dts— Madrid Zone (@theMadridZone) May 27, 2023
All in all and despite his complaints, Acuña will be unable to play Sevilla’s final league game, as well as the Europa League Final against Roma after picking up a suspension in the semifinal against Juventus. Guess he’s been playing against 12 across all competitions.