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Jose Mourinho SENT OFF and Roma reduced to EIGHT men as Italian side are hammered 5-2 by Real Betis

Roma boss Jose Mourinho was shown a red card during his side’s 5-2 defeat to Real Betis in a pre-season friendly on Saturday.

The ‘special one’ has never been shy when expressing his views, however he went a step too far on this occasion and was dismissed along with midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini after marching onto the field of play to voice his frustration at a refereeing decision.

From that moment on Roma’s discipline disintegrated as they eventually finished the match with just eight men on the pitch.

The game was tied at 2-2 when Alex Moreno put the La Liga side in front in peculiar circumstances just before the hour mark.

The 28-year-old was through on goal after Roma defender Roger Ibanez accidentally deflected a cross onto his own crossbar, however Moreno slipped as he went to contest the ball and eventually bundled it over the line using his left arm.

The referee allowed the goal to stand which lead the Italian side to surround him and Mourinho followed suit to join in with the protestations.

The manager and Pellegrini were both dismissed and Roma went onto further self implode.

Gianluca Mancini and Rick Karsdorp were also the recipients of red cards to leave the Serie A side with just eight players on the pitch, Betis made their numerical advantage count by scoring another two goals sealing a 5-2 win in the process.

Remarkably the incident was the third such on field skirmish in which Roma have been involved in their last two matches.

Mourinho’s side kick-off their Serie A campaign at home to Fiorentina on August 22.


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