Aguero: I did not mock Villarreal players after scoring late winner
Published 22:30 19/10/11 By David Anderson
Furious Villarreal players have accused Sergio Aguero of mocking them after scoring Manchester City’s late Champions League winner.
The Spanish club claim Aguero, who joined City from Atletico Madrid in the summer, sparked a tunnel bust-up with derogatory gestures after his last-gasp goal.
They insist he taunted them from outside their dressing room, claiming they deserved to lose after parking the bus to defend their one-goal lead.
Centre-half Carlos Marchena, who scored the own goal equaliser that helped set up the grandstand finish, confronted Aguero, along with some Villarreal staff.
Both sides had to be separated, although it is understood no punches were thrown.
Aguero has previous with Villarreal from his time with Atletico, and an angry Marchena slammed the £38million hitman’s alleged behaviour.
“In football, you have to have class, especially in moments like this,” he said. “What Aguero did is not worthy - and especially how he did it.
"These situations are a shame and they tell you about the person who does them.
“You have to be a good person, as well as a good sportsman and show class - which he hasn’t got.”
Villarreal vice-president Jose Manuel Llaneza labelled Aguero disrespectful.
“What he did doesn’t say much for him,” he said. “It seems to me a lack of respect, ethics and comradeship.
“I thought he had learned something more. What I’m saying concerns Aguero’s attitude. I don’t understand why he makes fun of fellow professionals for losing.
“He’s a player who has a lot to thank Spain for. He’s an important player who should behave like one in moments like this, without these kind of actions.”
Aguero was pumped up after his dramatic winner, but used Twitter to vehemently deny Villarreal’s claims.
He tweeted: “I have no interest in getting involved in controversies, but I have to deny having mocked a Villarreal player.”
UEFA are waiting to study the official match reports from Tuesday’s game before deciding if they will take any action.
They are also likely to speak to City about their fans throwing items on to the pitch.
Villarreal's Borja Valero was pelted with scrunched-up balls of paper when he went to take a corner.
A UEFA spokesman said: “We have opened a disciplinary case against Manchester City. The case will be heard on November 17.”