Last night, Manchester City defeated Germany 2:1 in the first game of the Champions League quarter-finals.
The host took the lead with a Kevin De Bruyne goal in the 19th minute, and Borusia equalized the score with Reus 6 minutes before the end of the game. But the visitors did not endure, Phil Foden gave City victory in the 90th minute.
The Romanian referee led by Ovid Hategan had a very bad game. He first imposed a non-existent fine to City in the 29th minute to change the decision after VAR intervened. In the 38th minute, he committed a foul on offense and gave a yellow card to Jude Bellingham, who took the ball away from Ederson and sent it towards an empty goal, but VAR was in this situation. The situation did not respond.
At a press conference after the game, Pep Guardiola was challenged by the main trial, and was denied the Belarusian goal at the beginning.
“Look, we’d better not talk about the Champions League this season and last season. I didn’t talk about it at the time, nor do I. In this game we will list a lot of such situations, so I better not comment Diola said that in the referee’s 2019 quarter-final compensation for Tottenham, Raheem Sterling’s goal was declared invalid.
The reporter also asked Guardiola to comment on this strange situation. In this case, the assistant referee asked Erlin Harland to sign him after the tunnel game.
“They told me that I didn’t see it. Maybe he is a fan, why not? Maybe he wants a son or a daughter who knows. The referee is excellent. The game is okay. It’s a punishment. Bellingham’s goal It is to raise his leg. This is the correct decision, so I have no objection to the trial,” Guardiola replied.
Before the start of the game, his team was a big favorite, but only broke Belarus in the 90th minute.
“Everyone thinks that they won the game by themselves, just because we have won 26 of the last 27 games. It’s not like that, especially in this game. Baltica is very good, we can solve the game early, Because we have a few very good games, the Manchester City coach concluded: “We have no choice but to win in Dortmund. “