Atletico Madrid are set to flee punishment because the supporter who threw a cigarette lighter at Cristiano Ronaldo during Tuesday’s 2-zero Copa del Rey semifinal second leg win for Real Madrid on the Estadio Vicente Calderon can't be identified by club officers or police.
After scoring two early penalties in the game to seal Madrid’s 5-zero aggregate passage to the final, Ronaldo was hit by the thing thrown from the gang as he walked from the pitch on the half-time.
Referee Alberto Undiano Mallenco included the incident in his official match report submitted to the Spanish FA after the sport and Spain’s authorities might resolve to effective the host membership as much as 30,000 euros and shut their floor for one to 3 games.
Madrid’s Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos have each requested for the thrower to be punished, whereas Atletico director Clemente played down the seriousness of the incident after the game.
Atletico are working intently with Spanish police officers to determine the wrongdoer, with no luck up to now, however they hope that footage offered by broadcasters could also be of assistance. nonetheless, it has been conclusively proven that it was "an isolated incident," and the club are unlikely to face any sanction.
Spanish media have also been recalling related past incidents, none of which lead to serious punishment for the individuals concerned. within the semifinal first leg at Real Madrid’s Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, a soft drinks can – which, not like lighters, are banned from grounds for security causes – came near hitting Atletico coach Diego Simeone. Atletico keeper Thibaut Courtois was additionally hit by a lighter during final season’s Copa del Rey closing at the Bernabeu,
Going l back, a lighter was thrown at Barcelona defender Gerard Pique in a Copa game on the Bernabeu final season. Then Sevilla coach Juande Ramos was knocked unconscious when hit by a bottle in a derbi at Actual Betis’ Estadio Benito Villamarin in the course of the 2006-07 season, and a pig’s head was famously thrown at Madrid’s Luis Figo on the Camp Nou in November 2002, when the returning former Barca player was attempting to take a corner.