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PSG condemns Barca collapse ref in letter to UEFA

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Author: AFPWed, 2017-03-15ID: 1489576424061283600PARIS: Paris Saint-Germain have sent a letter of complaint to UEFA about the referee who oversaw their spectacular collapse to Barcelona, accusing him of ruining their Champions League campaign.The Spanish champions’ historic win was overshadowed by a series of controversial calls from German referee Deniz Aytekin and he awarded them two penalties on the way to a 6-1 hammering last week to surge into the quarterfinals.A source with knowledge of the letter confirmed Tuesday media reports about the dossier sent to UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin; UEFA said that it had received a letter from PSG, giving no details of its content.The source said that the letter was designed to “point out a series of errors” and “errors of judgment” by Aytekin.Under-pressure PSG coach Unai Emery said in the aftermath of Barcelona’s miracle revival from a 4-0 first-leg deficit: “We had chances to make it 3-2 and then the refereeing decisions, I don’t know if they were right or not, but for sure they damaged us.”PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi was less forgiving.“The outcome of the match could have been different with more clear-sighted officiating,” he told Le Parisien newspaper at the weekend.“Everyone saw that Angel Di Maria should have had a penalty that would have made the score 2-3 and kill any suspense. Not to mention that there was no penalty on (Luis) Suarez late in the game (which was awarded).”
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