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Savic stats: four tackles, two yellows and red in LaLiga

The Atlético defender was sent off against Málaga for a second bookable offence. Atlético are considering an appeal against the decision
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Savic stats: four tackles, two yellows and red in LaLiga
FELIPE SEVILLANO

Atlético will decide on Monday whether to appeal against Stefan Savic’s sending off during the 4-2 win over Málaga for a second bookable offence in order to avoid the prospect of the Montenegro international serving a one-match ban. Diego Simeone's side are already without the injured José Giménez and Augusto Fernández.

Castro tangle

Atlético cards in La Liga

Player      Fouls         Yellows     Reds      Games

Gabi 15 2 0 9
Saúl 12 2 0 7
Koke 12 3 1 9
Correa 11 3 0 9
Griezmann 11 2 0 9
Gaitán 9 0 0 7
Filipe Luis 8 2 0 10
Tiago 6 1 0 6
Gameiro 6 0 0 10
Juanfran 6 0 0 9
Godín 5 0 0 9
Savic 4 2 1 9
Carrasco 4 0 0 10
Thomas 3 1 0 1
Lucas 2 1 0 3
Torres 2 0 0 8
Augusto 1 0 0 3
Vrsaljko 1 0 0 1
Oblak 0 1 0 10
Giménez 0 0 0 1
Total: 118 20 2

Savic was shown a second yellow in the 59th minute when the defender appeared to involuntarily bring down Málaga midfielder Chory Castro, slipping as he ran to intercept the Uruguayan. Replays are inconclusive as to whether the contact between the players was sufficient to floor Castro.

Two yellows and a red in four tackles

The Atlético defender boasts a curious statistic this season: in nine Liga games Savic has committed just four fouls but been booked twice and sent off once. His dismissal was the second for the side in as many games, with Koke getting his marching orders in last week’s 1-0 loss in Sevilla.