Samu García sent off for brutal challenge on Jordi Alba

The Málaga midfielder was shown a straight red card for a shocking tackle on Alba in the 29th minute of the LaLiga game at La Rosaleda.

Samu García sent off for brutal challenge on Jordi Alba

Málaga midfielder Samu García was sent off after 29 minutes of LaLiga match against Barcelona for a brutal challenge on Jordi Alba. The Málaga player went in from behind, with no possibility of getting the ball, and made full-blooded contact with Alba's right ankle.  

Straight red card for Málaga's Samu

The referee, Martínez Munuera, didn't have a clear view of the action, but having spoken to his assistant referee he had no doubts about sending Samu off.

Alba recovered

Alba was attended to by the Barcelona physio, and was clearly struggling just after the incident, but managed to carry on with no obvious adverse effects. 

LaLiga Santander

Table PTS W D L
18Las Palmas 20 5 5 17
19Deportivo 19 4 7 17
20Málaga 13 3 4 21
Full standing
Next matches
Celta - Málaga D-18/03 18:30
Málaga - Villarreal D-01/04 18:30
Deportivo - Málaga D-08/04 17:00

*Update 10 de marzo de 2018