Watch Jules Kounde sent off after throwing ball directly in Alba’s FACE

CHELSEA target Jules Kounde was sent off for throwing the ball straight into Jordi Alba’s FACE.

Sevilla and Barcelona played out a 1-1 LaLiga draw on Tuesday night that was overshadowed by the French defender’s moment of madness.

Chelsea target Jules Kounde was sent off for throwing the ball into Jordi Alba's face

Chelsea target Jules Kounde was sent off for throwing the ball into Jordi Alba’s face
Kounde launched the ball from close range

Kounde launched the ball from close range
Sevilla and Barcelona played out a 1-1 draw on Tuesday night

Sevilla and Barcelona played out a 1-1 draw on Tuesday nightCredit: Reuters

Papu Gomez had put Sevilla ahead before Ronald Araujo headed in Ousmane Dembele’s corner kick to equalise for Barcelona just before halftime.

The match remained even after the break until Kounde – who continues to be linked with Chelsea – lost control.

After Barcelona defender Jordi Alba had twice bumped him in the back as they argued over a throw in, Kounde grabbed the ball and launched it into Alba’s face from close range.

The referee did not hesitate to show him the 23-year-old defender a red card.

Despite playing with a man advantage, however, Xavi’s side could not find a breakthrough.

Their best chance to pick up all three points came when Dembele curled a shot off the far post with six minutes left.

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The draw means title-chasing Sevilla stay second but now find themselves five points behind leaders Real Madrid.

They travel to Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday in a match to be played without several players on both teams due to coronavirus infections.

Barcelona remain in seventh place, 15 points off bitter rivals Real.

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