After being stopped by Valverde at the team bus stop, Alex Baena filed a complaint against Federico Valverde’s violent behavior to the authorities. He denied all allegations from the Uruguayan player when he asserted that he had never insulted the family of his colleague.
There have been videos and photos of Valverde’s unrestrained actions. With the incident not included in the match record, La Liga BTC will only open an investigation when receiving a complaint from an insider. Thus, if it is determined to assault Baena, Valverde faces the maximum suspension of up to 12 matches. In addition, the Real Madrid midfielder must also do community service and compensate Baena.
As for Villarreal, the club has not filed a complaint, but they will side with Baena if the player is found to have been assaulted by Valverde.
Remember after Real’s 2-3 loss to Villarreal on April 9, midfielder Valverde waited at the bus lot and punched Baena due to a conflict arising in the match in January. Specifically, during the King’s Cup match, Baena was accused of saying “cry now because your son won’t be born” and provoking Valverde. At that time, Mina Bonino, Valverde’s wife, was sick and at risk of miscarriage. Fortunately, the doctor concluded that the fetus was healthy after performing tests.
Until the recent rematch in La Liga, Baena is said to continue to have inappropriate provocations with the Uruguayan player. That’s why when attacking Villarreal players, Valverde said: “Repeat what you said about my son”.