The final of the European League Championship between Inter Milan and Seville, which was held on Friday, witnessed altercations between the coach of the Italian team, Antonio Conte, and the star of the midfield of the Spanish team, Ever Banega.
According to the newspaper “La Gazzetta dello Sport”, the shot goes back to the 16th minute of the first half, when Conte made strong protests against the referee, demanding a second penalty kick for his team, which made the Argentine Banega go to him to demand calm and ridicule him at the same time.
The newspaper confirmed that Banega grabbed Conte’s hair and asked him, “This is real hair or a wig!”
The quarrel that occurred between Antonio Conte and Ever Banegapic.twitter.com/5RddFwNyOD
The Italian clearly mocked the height of a player # SevilleBanega’s response was to ask him if his hair was real or a wig
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Conte tossed back to him: “I’ll wait for you outside after the match.”
These skirmishes would have almost turned into a clash between Conte and Banega, had it not been for the referee’s intervention, who calmed down the situation before handing a yellow card to the Italian coach, due to his protest against the arbitration decisions.
The match ended with a dramatic victory for Seville, by three goals to two, to crown the Andalusian team with the European League title for the sixth time in its history.