Literally seconds after his teammate Lautara Martinez led Inter against Liverpool 1-0 and halved their overall deficit, the first Arsenal The star was fired for a second yellow card.
After a warning in the first half Sanchez reached 50/50 with Fabinho and, reaching the ball first, caught the Brazilian midfielder with his next pass.
In a conversation with BT Sport about the dismissal of Sanchez, the former Manchester United Defender Rio Ferdinand said: “He won the ball, you can’t tell me he shouldn’t try to win that ball, look how low in his leg. He takes his foot away in slow motion, so it looks worse than it is.
“He’s actually going to win the ball, he’s stupid for giving the referee a chance to make a decision, but it’s tough. Yeah, it’s a foul, but I don’t believe it’s yellow.”
But not only did Ferdinand wonder why Sanchez dived into the selection, having already received a yellow card, the scorer Martinez was also enraged by the reckless decision of his partner on the strike and meant that it cost Inter a chance to reach the quarterfinals.
Speaking after the game, the Argentine striker told Sky Sport Italia: “We did what we wanted, we showed character, a desire to pass.
“If we came forward with such enthusiasm in a difficult arena, it is a pity that there were 10 people later, because that is what can make a difference.
“We need to turn the page immediately and try to look ahead. We are out of the Champions League, we have the Italian Cup, we have Series A and we should try to do our best, learn from these mistakes and try to continue to improve. “
After the “red” Sanchez, “Liverpool” went into cruise control, and “Inter” hardly had a chance to double the advantage and translate the game into extra time.