PSG chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi blames Italian referee Gianluca Rocchi for his decisions in the Parisians’ 3-1 first leg defeat in the hands of Real Madrid
Adrien Rabiot scored the opener at Santiago Bernabeu, but Cristiano Ronaldo went on to score twice, while Marcelo added another.
Speaking with beIN Sports after the match, the Qatari supremo was critical of the officiating, recalling last year’s heartbreaking loss to Barcelona at the Camp Nou.
“We can also speak about the referee,” Al-Khelaifi said. “Two yellow cards, which were not, and an offside against Kylian [Mbappe] that was also incorrect.
“The small things, such as these, can also make the difference against big teams like Real. It was not solely because of this but it helped Real, of course.
“Last year, in Barcelona, the referee. Today, again, the referee. I think that UEFA has to do something.
I have not spoken with the players. Everybody is disappointed by the result. We were really good in the second half — the players gave everything