The Coppa Italia match between Milan and Atalanta at San Siro ended the first half on an unusual note, with Atalanta’s coach Gasperini ejected and players De Roon and Gabbia injured.
So what happened? Atalanta’s head coach vehemently protested to referee Di Bello over a foul by Reijnders on De Roon, leading to his expulsion from the game. The same incident saw Dea’s Dutch midfielder collapsing onto Gabbia, resulting in the latter getting injured. Both players were subsequently replaced.