Villarreal president Fernando Roig has slammed the referee following their Champions League exit by the hands of Liverpool.
Villarreal put in a spirited battle towards the Reds and had a two-goal lead on the break to equalize the tie on combination however was outdone by the Jurgen Klopp facet within the second half after their opponents scored three targets.
Based on Roig referee Danny Makkelie ought to have awarded them a penalty after Reds keeper Alisson collided with Giovani Lo Celso earlier than the break.
“It was scandalous. He (Alisson) takes Lo Celso out, it’s a key transfer by the referee, who has been sneaky as a result of from minute one he has at all times opted of their favor.
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“I don’t need it as an excuse, as a result of Liverpool is a superb staff, and we may have misplaced the primary leg by greater than 2-0. However right now, the referee is just not on the proper stage for one of these match. His efficiency has had an influence on the consequence,” Roig mentioned as reported by Mundo Deportivo.
Villarreal returns to the day job of La Liga motion this weekend with a house recreation towards Emery’s former facet Sevilla with 4 matches left this season.