Copenhagen defender Denis Babro has strong words of criticism for Alejandro Garnacho’s ‘antics’.
Manchester United fell to Copenhagen 3-4 on aggregate in their UEFA Champions League Group A match of the 2023-24 season at Farken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark at 5:00 a.m. ET on Monday. The loss drops United to the bottom of the group with one win, three losses and three points.레모나토토 주소
United lined up in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Rasmus Hojelin, Garnacho, Bruno Fernandez, Marcus Rashford, Christian Eriksen, Scott McTominay, Diogo Dalot, Jonny Evans, Harry Maguire, Aaron Wambisaka, and Andre Onana started.
It was a slow start for United. In the third minute, Wambisaka slipped a pass between McTominay as he surged into the box, and McTominay’s cross was headed home by Hoilearn. Then, in the 28th minute, Garnacho’s shot was saved by the goalkeeper, but the rebound was tapped home by Hui Lun.
In the final minutes of the first half, however, there was a sudden lapse in concentration, starting with Rashford’s sending off. In the 42nd minute, Rashford stepped hard on his ankle in a challenge with Elias Yellert and was given a direct red card after video assistant referee (VAR) review. Then, in the 45th minute, a cross from the right found Diego Goncalves and Mohamed Elionusi, and the Red Devils were awarded a penalty kick (PK) in first-half stoppage time after a handball foul in the United defense. Goncalves stepped up to the plate and neatly converted the spot kick to send the game into halftime level.
In the second half, United regained the lead despite being outnumbered. In the 20th minute, Maguire’s header hit the defending arm and PK was awarded. Bruno converted to give United the lead again, but in the 38th minute, after a corner, Lucas Lerager scored to level the scores.
In the end, it was too late. In the 42nd minute, a cross from the left flank found substitute Rooney Bardazi, who scored a brilliant volley after a contested header. The game ended 4-3 in favor of Copenhagen.
Copenhagen pull off the ‘giant-killing’. However, defender Barbro was furious after the game. During a PK in first-half stoppage time, United striker Garnacho made a scratch in the penalty spot. “I saw him try to do something on the PK, and my teammate Kevin Dix stopped him,” Babro told Danish outlet Bold.dk after the game.
“That’s the second one. I think he (Garnacho) looks like a clown. I think it’s because he has a child’s mind that he’s going to do this again. He doesn’t understand what he’s trying to do.”
In fact, it’s not the first time Garnacho has made a blemish in the penalty spot. Garnacho was also heavily criticized for doing the same thing in a PK situation at the end of the third leg against Copenhagen at Old Trafford on May 25. Kim Karlström, a former Arsenal player, commented on Garnacho’s behavior, saying, “His behavior was really bad. It was childish,” said former Arsenal player Kim Karlstrom. In the end, the Copenhagen PK was saved by Onana and the game ended in a 1-0 United victory.
However, Garnacho still seems to be reeling. “I don’t understand that kind of behavior on our home turf. And even more so to try to do it in the first half,” he harshly criticized.