The forward received two yellow cards, with the second coming just after his team had scored a crucial goal

Inter forward Alexis Sanchez was sent off after he received a second yellow card in the 63rd minute on Tuesday against Liverpool in the second leg of the Champions League last 16.

The dismissal came just moments after team-mate Lautaro Martinez cut the aggregate deficit to 2-1 with a curling shot from outside the box.

Sanchezs challenge on Fabinho for the second yellow was controversial in the eyes of Inter, who thought he won the ball fairly. Down a man, they failed to finish off their comeback.

In the first half, Sanchez raked Thiagos leg with a clumsy challenge and apologised to the Liverpool midfielder afterwards.

Then, he followed through on a tackle into Fabinho to earn an early exit.

Sanchez made contact with the ball on the latter incident, but the second part of the sliding motion was deemed dangerous enough to warrant a second yellow.

Two yellows and Alexis Sanchez is off. Fair decision? ???? pic.twitter.com/exQGJF7IF5

⚽️ Martinez 61???? Sanchez 63How quickly things change…#UCL pic.twitter.com/tCI4jd6YNH

Thierry Henry slammed the second yellow card from the CBS studio, saying there was nothing Sanchez could do to avoid contact.

“Sometimes the referee just goes by the book,” he said. “Whats he supposed to do? He gets the ball, obviously your foot is going to go up because youre kicking the ball away.

“You dont have time to take your foot away. Its impossible. If you play football, its not a yellow.

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