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Federico to face sanction for punching Baena

Real Madrid’s Federico Valverde and Villarreal’s Alex Baena clashed moments after Villarreal had earned a dramatic 3-2 win against Real at the Bernabeu.

Fedrico confronted Baena in the area where the team buses park up at the stadium and allegedly threw a punch at him. Afterwards The villareal player seen with a bruised and swollen cheekbone.

However it is said that baena allegedly made derogatory comments to federico about his unborn baby but this is something he has vehemently denied.

The 21 year old villareal star Baena, posted on his Instagram page right after the incident, stating that he’s “ Very happy with the impressive victory of the team on a stage like the Santiago Bernabeu, but at the same time very sad for the aggression he suffered after the match and surprised by what is being said about him.

According to the athletic, investigation into the incident will begin on Wednesday by the Spanish FA’s competition committee, an independent disciplinary body.

 It is likely that Valverde and Baena will have to give evidence in relation to the confrontation that occurred after real Madrid’s 3-2 loss to villareal on April 8 , and If found guilty Real Madrid’s Uruguayan international will face a domestic ban of at least four games and up to 12 games.

Writing by Onyinyechi Ogbu; Editing by Julian Osamoto