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Courtois ‘attacked’ in heated Madrid derby

botchway February 11, 2019

Atletico Madrid fans made their feelings clear over Thibaut Courtois’ move to rivals Real Madrid as they defaced the goalkeeper’s commemorative plaque outside the Wanda Metropolitano.

The 26-year-old returned to the club where he spent three years on loan on Saturday afternoon as Real beat Atletico 3-1 in a heated derby that saw nine yellows and one red card dished out.

And while Santiago Solari’s men sealed all three points over their local rivals to move above them into second place, Courtois had hundreds of toy rats thrown at him during the game at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Goals from Casemiro, Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale sealed all three points for Los Blancos which saw them close the gap to La Liga leaders Barcelona.

The Atletico fans threw the cuddly toys at the Belgium international before loudly booing his every touch on Saturday afternoon.

Speaking about the abuse he’s received from his former club’s fans, Courtois insisted: ‘I don’t mind if that makes them happy, then good for them. If they want to throw things at my head, it won’t affect me. It’s more motivation.’

Credit: dailymail.co.uk

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