La Rochelle’s Levani Botia Becomes The First Player To Be Red-Carded In A European Cup Final


Ronan O’Gara’s La Rochelle have been handed a massive blow in their Champions Cup final clash with Toulouse after centre Levani Botia was red-carded after 27 minutes for a dangerous shoulder hit to the head.

Botia was initially yellow-carded for being offside but following a TMO review, it was deemed that his tackle on fullback Maxime Medard was a red card offense.

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But La Rochell have responded well and have actually taken a 9-6 lead as we approach half-time. Can they still do it?

Have a look at the tackle itself below. Botia can have no complaints. Red card all day.