Former Manchester United and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho who is the current head coach of Italian top side AS Roma was sent off the pitch in their Saturday’s friendly away to Real Betis with only eight men. The hosts went 3-2 up on 57 minutes but Roma’s players argued that Alex Moreno had handled the ball over the line.
Jose Mourinho Sent off in Friendly Game
Midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini received a second yellow card, while Jose Mourinho was also sent off for protesting against the referee. Gianluca Mancini and Rick Karsdorp both received second cautions in the closing stages as Betis scored twice more to seal a 5-2 win in Seville.
Jose Mourinho’s side had twice come from behind, with new signing Eldor Shomurodov cancelling out Rodri’s opener before Mancini made it 2-2 on 50 minutes after a Nabil Fekir strike. Drama erupted when Moreno’s goal, with Cristian Tello and Rober on target as the hosts, made their numerical advantage count.
The Spanish said Betis will begin their La Liga campaign away to Mallorca next Saturday, while AS Roma still has a friendly game on the same day at home to Moroccan side Raja Casablanca before a Europa Conference League play-off tie which comes up on the 19th of August.