Mirallas smashed into Suarez and left the Uruguayan seemingly fighting for his life as his medical team surrounded referee Phil Dowd demanding retribution rather than treating their hero. Or at least that is the media’s interpretation of events in the 48 hours since the incident. In reality, Mirallas arrived a little too late and a lot too high in a feisty first half and was fortunate not to see a red card.
He said: “When I made the challenge the first thing I thought was that it was gong to be red card.
“I was genuinely going for the ball but I know I caught him on the knee and I said sorry straight away.”