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Inter to ‘severely’ fine Vidal over Real Madrid red card incident

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The former Barcelona man’s European night had a horrible ending, adding a new chapter to his bad history with Real Madrid.

Arturo Vidal gained most of the limelight in Wednesday night’s decisive Champions League Group B fixture – only for all the wrong reasons.

A complete loss of composure was witnessed by the Chilean as he was booked twice in a space of mere seconds by referee Anthony Taylor.

The 33-year-old midfielder received a yellow card after what appeared to be a dive from him inside the opposition penalty area after a tussle with Luka Modric.

Enraged for not getting a penalty, he rushed to the referee to make his point and in turn got his second yellow for dissent.

Inter were already a goal down and had to play with 10 men for the remaining 70 minutes or so. It only diminished their chances of carving out a positive result and they ended up losing 2-0.

The pressure has now amplified on the Serie A side as they sit rock-bottom of Group B with two wins from four games and five points behind a qualification spot for the Champions League Round of 16.

Vidal, for letting his team down and teammates in a difficult position, is now set to be ‘severely’ fine by the club, according to a report in Thursday’s print edition of Gazzetta dello Sport, via Football Italia.

His behavior was indeed uncanny against Real Madrid but it was not unfamiliar by any means.

2016/27 marked the first of his animosities against the Spanish champions as he missed a penalty in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals and was sent-off in the second one while at Bayern Munich.

Vidal wasn’t present on the pitch when the two teams crossed paths again the following season. However, he was very present to shout at referees and rant on social media after Real Madrid won on aggregate.