Bruges have TWO players sent off for celebrating injury-time equaliser against Galatasaray in the Champions League as referee dishes out second yellows for removing shirt and kicking corner flag
- Two Bruges players were sent off for their celebrations after late equaliser
- Krepin Diatta was shown a second yellow card after taking his shirt off
- Clinton Mata was then dismissed after kicking the corner flag in half
Bruges had two players sent off for their celebrations after a stoppage-time equaliser away at Galatasaray on Tuesday night.
Krepin Diatta’s goal saw the Belgian champions snatch a 1-1 draw in their Champions League group stage clash away in Turkey.
But it was overshadowed almost immediately after Diatta was shown a second yellow card for taking his shirt off in his exuberant celebrations.
Krepin Diatta celebrates after scoring a stoppage-time equaliser for Bruges at Galatasaray
Diatta is congratulated by team-mates after his late intervention earned a 1-1 draw
Diatta is shown a red card after picking up a second booking for his celebrations
Diatta is embraced by his manager as he leaves the pitch following his red card in Istanbul
Team-mate Clinton Mata then joined him back in the dressing room after he was shown a second booking by Slovakian referee Ivan Kruzliak for kicking the corner flag in half.
Adem Buyuk had scored Galatasaray’s first European goal of the season 11 minutes into the first half and they had looked poised to record a maiden win in the group.
But they were denied by Diatta’s late intervention deep in stoppage time.
Neither side are able to qualify for the last-16 with the draw confirming Real Madrid’s progression.
Clinton Mata (left) joined his team-mate in the dressing room for snapping the corner flag
Replays showed Mata (right) snapping the corner flag in half as he jump kicked it over
Paris Saint-Germain can still confirm top spot in the group if they avoid defeat at the Bernabeu in the later game.
Bruges lie third in Group A and are in pole position to secure qualification for the Europa League after snatching a point.
They host Real Madrid in their final group game next month.
Bruges still claimed a point away in Turkey despite having two players sent off in a minute