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Bernardo Silva Reacts Angrily to Portugal Teammate Bruno Fernandes During FA Cup Final, Video
- Bernardo Silva and Bruno Fernandes had a brief confrontation during the FA Cup final
- Silva appeared unhappy with Fernandes' attempts to console him at half-time
- The two Portugal midfielders are close friends despite playing for English rivals
Manchester City's ace Bernardo Silva was spotted reacting angrily to Bruno Fernandes touching him during the FA Cup final against Manchester United on June 3.
The two Portugal teammates did not see eye to eye about some decisions as the teams headed down the tunnel at halftime.
Fernandes had equalised proceedings via the penalty spot after Ilkay Gundogan put City ahead after just 14 seconds.
Apart from the penalty which Jack Grealish was adjudged to have handled inside the area, there were a raft of other contentious decisions in the first 45.
Silva's issue with Fernandes
Silva appeared to remonstrate with the officials when Fernandes attempted to calm him down by putting his arm around his neck.
Silva angrily rejected Fernandes' advances before pushing his colleague away. Gundogan added a second goal after the break which turned out to be the winner.
Whatever the issues between the two were, it was seemingly settled at halftime as Fernandes walked over to City's camp to congratulate Silva.
Fernandes has, in the past, talked passionately about the bond he shares with the City midfielder.
"I have a great relationship with Bernardo. When we won at home, he came to shake my hand. He said to me, ‘When you lose at home, you shook my hand, everybody's hand, so I have to do it, even when I lose," as quoted by GMS.
The duo will possibly link up for international duty when Portugal take on Bosnia and Iceland as the race to qualify for next year's Euro Championships takes shape.
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However, the match was riddled with unpleasant scenes, with a section of fans from both teams filmed fighting in the stands.
Fans with opposing red and blue shirts appeared to throw punches on the concourse at the stadium in London.