The Premier League club is preparing for the 2022–23 season to begin, but tensions flared in Spain.
In the first 45 minutes of Thursday’s match against Levante, which was supposed to be a friendly, four players were sent off, complicating Wolves’ preparations for the start of the 2022–23 Premier League season.
In the hot Spanish sun, tempers flared as a practice game turned more competitive than anyone had anticipated.
Both teams battled to control their emotions as full-fledged challenges and on-field fights occurred far too frequently.
Why did Wolves vs. Levante see four red cards?
Levante, who were dropped from La Liga last season, gave Bruno Lage’s team the lead in the 32nd minute. Soon after the game resumed, the first incident of the match broke out.
Yerson Mosquera, a defender for Colombia, was the victim of a vicious tackle. He was sent off for inciting a large brawl, and the hosts also lost Levante’s Enis Bardhi, a Macedonian midfielder.
Another altercation off the ball started as halftime drew near, with Daniel Podence of Wolves at its center.
At halftime, Wolves and Levante both had nine players left after two further red cards were issued.
Following the break, peace negotiations took place, with both teams playing 11 players to begin the second half.