Now at Flamengo, Gerson put on a disastrous performance by picking up a red card in the Club World Cup semi-final against Al-Hilal.
Sold by OM to Flamengo during the winter transfer window, Gerson distinguished himself in a very bad way during the semi-final of the Club World Cup disputed by his club against Al-Hilal, Tuesday evening in Tangier .
The 25-year-old Brazilian midfielder received two warnings to be sent off in added time in the first period (45th + 8, after the central referee viewed the images). Gerson offered a penalty to the Saudi formation by stepping on the foot of Luciano Vietto. Salem Al Dawsari gave his team the lead.
Gerson applied pisão sobre o tornozelo do jogador do Al-Hilal. Lance para pênalti e expulsion.
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Gerson had received a first warning in the 15th minute of the game for a simulation of the surface. The Romanian referee, Mr. Kovacs, did not hesitate to sanction the former OM midfielder, who very often let himself fall in contact with opponents in Ligue 1 last season.
As a reminder, the winner of this meeting will challenge Real Madrid or Al Ahly, who face each other on Wednesday evening.