Diego Costa should know by now that referees in Spain are very sensitive about their mothers, but oh no, he just had to suggest that Gil Manzano’s dear mum was a member of the world’s oldest profession after he refused to give the striker a free kick with half an hour gone in the game against Barcelona! Afterwards Costa tried to suggest that he was referring to his own mother (bet she was happy about that!), but it seems that the referee’s microphone picked up the real insult, and confirmed Gil’s version. To make matters worse the Atlético striker grabbed the referee, which according to the ref’s report was to try to stop him from booking a couple of other players, and all of that meant an eight match ban (four for each offence), and the end of the season for him. Will he never learn? (09.04.19)

Name Games played Yellow cards Red cards Total
Estrada Fernández 20 137 21 158
Gil Manzano 19 119 6 125
Sánchez Martínez 20 108 4 112
De Burgos Bengoetxea 19 108 3 111
Mateu Lahoz 20 106 5 111
Munuera Montero 17 105 4 109
Melero López 19 100 4 104
Hernández Hernández 15 100 3 103
Iglesias Villanueva 16 90 10 100
Martínez Munuera 19 96 3 99