Federico Valverde (25, Real Madrid), who is well known to Korean football fans as the player who bullied Lee Kang-in (22, Real Mallorca), was caught up in an assault case. After the game, he waited for his opponent in the parking lot and swung his fist.
Real Madrid lost 2-3 in the 28th round of the Spanish Primera Liga in the 2022-23 season against Villarreal, which took place at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain on the 9th (Korean time).
Real, who lost on the day, maintained second place메이저놀이터 in the league with 59 points from 18 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses. On the other hand, Villarreal is in 5th place in the league with 14 wins, 5 draws and 9 losses (47 points).
In the 35th minute of the second half when Real faced a tight match 2-2, Samuel Chuqueze (24, Villarreal) took a blow and eventually lost.
On this day, Valverde was substituted for Karim Benzema in the 14th minute of the second half and hit the ground. However, he had to watch the team lose without showing any significant performance.
However, after the game, Valverde could not hold back his anger and swung his fist. According to foreign media such as ESPN, Valverde had a nervous battle with Alex Baena throughout the match.
Even after the game, Valverde’s emotions did not subside easily. He waited near the Villarreal team bus for Baena to come out. Then Baena appeared and punched him in the face.
It is known that the reason for Valverde’s anger was his remarks that insulted his family.
ESPN, citing sources, explained that Valverde had made derogatory comments about his unborn child.
Valverde’s wife recently suffered a miscarriage crisis, and the couple had a hard time. Fortunately, a recent follow-up examination said the child was healthy.
ESPN said, “In January, in the Copa del Rey (King’s Cup), Baena verbally abused Valverde for the first time. At that time, Baena said, ‘Cry because your child will never be born.'”
After the incident, Real Madrid and Villarreal are sparing their words. Villarreal has a video of Valverde’s punching, and it is said that the local police also acknowledged it. However, Baena denied insulting Valverde’s family, saying it was not true.
On the other hand, Valverde is well known to domestic fans due to his bad relationship with Lee Kang-in. At the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Valverde took a provocative action with an uppercut after making a rough tackle on Lee Kang-in. Also, last February, we faced each other in the Primera Liga, and Valverde got angry after making an ill-mannered tackle at Lee Kang-in.
He said before the 2023 FIFA Club World Cup semi-final against Al-Ahli (Egypt) held in February, “I get angry when the game results are bad. However, he rarely seems to be able to keep his emotions under control.