Man City Pep Guardiola Steps in to Defend Staff in Post Match Altercation With Chelsea Physio

Ben Davies

​Pep Guardiola had to intervene in a post match battle of the backroom staff, between Manchester City masseur Mark Sertori and Chelsea fitness coach Paolo Bertelli after Wednesday night's match.

Eden Hazard's first half brace either side of Sergio Aguero's goal ensured victory for the league leaders at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. 

However, the real action took place after the final whistle was blown as tensions boiled over into a fracas.


Mr Bertelli took a particular disliking to City's Sertori as both sides made their way off the pitch, according to the Sun.

Thankfully, the away side's boss Pep Guardiola re-emerged from the tunnel to step in between the two members of staff and defend his masseur (who ironically needed someone else to relieve tension).

Once stewards had intervened and the situation had been resolved, Guardiola supposedly went on to give the Chelsea staff a stern telling off, though the Spanish manager was lacking any form of cape, as he saved his damsel in distress.


Despite a heated exchange of words, nothing escalated into physicality, which is almost a shame. Just imagine Guardiola chalking up his bald head before ramming the mad-eyed Antonio Conte like a pool cue.

Alas, it wasn't to be. The Chelsea boss had already made his way back into the changing rooms before anything had kicked off. 

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