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Video: A Furious Pepe Reina Confronts Diego Godin After Defender Gets Sent Off

Video: A Furious Pepe Reina Confronts Diego Godin After Defender Gets Sent Off

Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina was involved in a heated exchange with Atletico Madrid‘s Diego Godin this afternoon, after the defender was sent off during a pre-season friendly.

Reina and Godin were representing for their respective clubs in the semi-final of the Audi Cup, when Godin was shown a second yellow card for a rash challenge on Napoli’s new signing, Adam Ounas.

The Uruguay international has earned a reputation as one of the toughest tacklers in the game – becoming an on-field representation of Diego Simeone‘s fiery characteristics as a head coach.

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However, it appears ex-Liverpool stopper Reina felt Godin had crossed a line after he scythed down 20-year-old Ounas when the ball was going out of play.

Reina, who was a reported transfer target for Newcastle United earlier in the window, approaches Godin before pushing and shouting at the 31-year-old:

 

Despite their skipper being sent for an early bath, Atletico held on to their 2-1 lead and secured a place in tomorrow’s final against either Bayern Munich or Liverpool.

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