Henrikh Mkhitaryan beaten by Mohamed Ali Camara of Young Boys in the Europa League … as a defender attacks the Roma striker after a duel on the sideline and receives a red card
- Roma secured first place in Group A of the Europa League by defeating Young Boys
- The Roma had just taken a 3-1 lead when an incident occurred in the 82nd minute
- Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Mohamed Ali Camara crowded for the ball
- But the Young Boys defender struck Mkhitaryan and was sent off
Young Boys defender Mohamed Ali Camara lost his composure late against Roma and was sent off after punching Roma striker Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the face.
The Serie A team had just won the Europa League 3-1 and were well on their way to leading Group A.
But in the 82nd minute, when Mkhitaryan and Camara were scrambling for the ball near the sideline, the Guinea center-back lost his cool and hit the Roma striker who went down theatrically – the Young Boys defender instantly turned red Map shown.
The boys’ defender Mohamed Ali Camara slapped Henrikh Mkhitaryan on the side of the face
The Roma striker retreated dramatically before the referee rushed to intervene
There was then a hand-to-hand battle between the players of both teams after Camara showed a red card
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Young Boys defender Mohamed Ali Camara was shown in a straight red tonight after beating former Premier League man Henrikh Mkhitaryan … pic.twitter.com/s5XoJcJTag
– Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 3, 2020
The Armenian got up almost immediately and tried to face Camara, with the referee separating the two players.
This was followed by a close combat with players from both teams involved before an angry Camara was finally led off the field.
Ex-Arsenal and Manchester United attacker Mkhitaryan was uninjured during the incident and was able to quit the game after being substituted on at half time.
It was an unsavory end to a decent competition at the Stadio Olimpico and despite the defeat, Swiss Young Boys are still able to qualify for the knockout round provided they don’t lose to CFR Cluj next week.
Mkhitaryan came on as a substitute but was heavily involved in the game’s standout incident
On Thursday evening, the guests took the lead in the 34th minute through Jean-Pierre Nsame, but the Roma equalized at half time via Borja Mayoral.
The young star Riccardo Calafiori (18) scored the 2-1 in the 59th minute before former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko packed all three points for Roma nine minutes from time.
With 13 points after five games, Roma have a dead rubber against CSKA Sofia next week to end their group stage.