PSG Officially Complain to UEFA about Referees in Barcelona Clash


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According to the latest sources from ESPN, PSG have officially written a letter to UEFA complaining about referee Deniz Aytekin and his assistants’ performances in their shocking 6-1 loss against Barcelona during the round of 16 Champions League meeting last Wednesday.

Madrid based newspaper Marca first reported about the letter, which lists multiple errors made by Aytekin and his crew during the match which took place in Camp Nou. The French club has also sent in various video documents to the European football governing body, and reportedly consulted with many international referees about the incidents.

Some of the club’s complaints include Barcelona’s controversial second penalty, Javier Mascherano’s handball inside the box, and the defender’s late challenge on Angel Di Maria. PSG also included second bookable offense for Gerard Pique, Neymar’s intentional stamp on Marquinhos, and the first penalty in the documents dispatched to UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin.

Head coach Unai Emery is convinced that his side didn’t deserve the humiliation at the helm of Catalans, and has said after the match that his team “lost everything” due to controversial refereeing decisions. Meanwhile the chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi made it clear to the press that they were denied two penalties in the game.

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