Visibly annoyed to see him waste time, a ball collector provoked the Roman defender Riccardo Calafiori, at the very end of the match between Ajax and AS Roma (1-2) in the quarter-final first leg of the Europa League .
The scene takes place at the end of additional time. Roma lead 2-1 at Ajax Amsterdam in the Europa League quarter-final first leg when the ball goes into touch. His team heading towards a very important success for the return match (April 15 on RMC Sport), Riccardo Calafiori takes all his time. Too much, no doubt, in the eyes of a young ball collector present at the edge of the field.
Calafiori warned for his reaction
Exasperated, the latter then decides to throw him a ball that he does not see coming and which is not far from reaching him in the face. What seriously annoy Calafiori. Removed, the 18-year-old Roman defender approaches the collector with a dark gaze, before slipping a few words to him. A reaction that earned him a yellow card, just before the final whistle.
“I wasn’t expecting it. At that point, I thought about a lot of things but luckily I stayed calm. In his place, I probably would have been annoyed seeing a player from the opposing team take over. time “, reacted Calafiori in remarks reported by TuttoMercato. Without hard feelings, then.
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