Pido disculpas al pais, a mis compañeros, por la expulsion de hoy. Pero lo mas importante es que estoy bien. pic.twitter.com/w4iLnVm7vY— Antonio Valencia (@7AntoV) June 4, 2014
A rivalry from the North-West of England came to the fore, with Manchester United's Antonio Valencia involved in a scrap with Raheem Sterling.
The Ecuadorian was fuming after Sterling's wild tackle from behind, and raised his hands leading to both being red carded.
After the match Antonio Valencia posted the above message on Twitter, which translates as:
"I apologise to the country, my colleagues, for the expulsion of today. But most importantly, I'm fine."
Notably there was no apology or reference to England's Raheem Sterling.
Valencia once suffered a broken leg, which was a possible reason for his angry reaction. FIFA have since confirmed neither player will be suspended for World Cup matches.
One thing is for sure, there will be even more spice for when Manchester United take on Liverpool next season and the two players meet again.