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Outrage over Filipe Luis’ raking tackle on Messi

The international press comes down hard on the Atlético left back’s challenge. Christian Vieri labelled it “repugnant” on beIN Sports.

Filipe Luis gets his marching orders after his nasty challenge on Messi

The international press highlighted the importance of Barcelona’s victory over Atlético Madrid in the La Liga title race. Globoesporte ran with the title “On their own” while also drawing attention to Filipe Luis’ strong challenge on Lionel Messi, for which the Brazilian received a straight red. Olé and Globoesporte ran with the headings “They hurt us all” and “Nastiness?” in reaction to the Madrid side’s hard-hitting approach.

In his role as pundit on beIN Sports, the former Atlético forward Christian Vieri said, “Filipe should get a ten-match suspension, it was a repugnant challenge”.

Olé (Argentina): “La Liga is Barca’s”

"Filipe Luis saw red for his criminal kick on Messi"


“Barcelona won 2-1 against Atlético Madrid, who played rough and had two men sent off. Filipe Luis went in on Messi with a terrible challenge. Leo got the first and Luis Suárez the second as Barcelona came from behind and broke away at the top of the Spanish top flight”.

The Argentinean daily pointed to Atlético’s tough treatment of the Barcelona players: “They hurt all of us. Filipe Luis saw red for his criminal kick on Messi, who he had been roughing up throughout the first half”.

Globoesporte (Brazil): “On their own”

“Goals by Messi and Suárez. Barca break away from Atleti in La Liga”.

"Atleti would finish the match with nine men"


The Brazilian newspaper also published another piece focusing on Filipe Luis’ sending off: “Nastiness? Filipe Luis was sent off following a violent tackle on Messi”.

L’Equipe (France): “Barca sit alone at the top of the table”

“In spite of an excellent start to the game, Atlético Madrid suffered defeat to Barcelona (2-1). The Madrid outfit would finish the match with nine men and with the Catalans in first place”.

Clarín (Argentina): “Barcelona came out on top against Atlético and took the points”

Tuttosport (Italy): “Messi and Suárez hit the mark: Barcelona come from behind to beat Atlético”

The Guardian (England): “Barcelona hold off nine-man Atlético Madrid to climb clear in La Liga

Televisa (Mexico): “Barca struggled but break away at the top”

Corriere dello Sport (Italy): “Messi-Suárez show: Barcelona come from behind to beat Atleti”

Record (Portugal): “Barcleona beat Atlético and consolidate top spot”


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