MANCHESTER CITY boss Pep Guardiola was pelted with bottles as he walked down the tunnel after a chaotic Champions League second leg against Atletico Madrid.
The Premier League champions started Wednesday’s game with a 1-0 lead.
And in an unlikely way they didn’t score but didn’t concede – win the draw 1-0 and book their place in the semifinals.
But the game was not without controversy as Atletico’s Felipe saw red Kicking Phil Foden.
A brawl ensued and amidst the chaos, City wingers Jack Grealish had a few words with Stefan Savic, who pulled the £100m man’s hair.
Savic also leaned his head against Raheem Sterling but somehow escaped further punishment.
And after booking City’s place in the Champions League semifinals, Guardiola came under fire while walking through the tunnel to the dressing rooms.
Bottles were thrown at the Spaniard.
But in front of the 68,000 fans in the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, the atmosphere was no better.
Tensions between Grealish and Savic flared up again in the tunnel.
Atletico defender Sime Vrsalkjo also poured fuel on the fireseemingly throwing goalie gloves at City players and staff.
The police had to intervene.
Commenting on the disgusting scenes, BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand said: “Disgusting behavior by the Atletico players, they should be ashamed of some of the antics they have carried on.
“When we talk about football, Atletico Madrid have to say that they made Manchester City play in a way that we haven’t seen in a long time, and they got out of their rhythm and out of step.
“But some things towards the end weren’t what you want to see on a football pitch.”
Guardiola’s men also sustained serious injuries to Kevin de Bruyne and Kyle Walker.
And Guardiola admits his side could be in “big trouble” with an FA Cup semi-final with Liverpool this weekend.
He said: “We are in big trouble. We played against a strong Liverpool three days ago, travelled, come here and have a lot of injuries right now.
“I’m not sure what’s going to happen in the next few weeks but yes we’re going to celebrate at home.
“It’s the third time in Man City’s history that we’re in the semi-finals of the Champions League.
“It is a great success for us and we are happy to be part of it.”
City meets Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid in the semifinals.
They will face either Liverpool or Villarreal for the Champions League trophy.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/18259834/man-city-pep-guardiola-hit-bottles-atletico-madrid/ Man City boss Pep Guardiola was pelted with bottles as he walked down the tunnel amid the chaos at Atletico Madrid