PSG president and Pachettino angry over 'referee's mistake
Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pachettino hit the first goal with VAR and Karim Benzema after last night's defeat against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu. The Argentine coach called Benzema's first goal for Real "unfair". "Before the first goal, Benzema fouled our goalkeeper," he said. What was VAR doing?
French star Karim Benzema scored the first goal for Real in the 61st minute of the match. Before the goal, Benzema pushed the goalkeeper Gianluigi Donaruma. "We have been treated unfairly," said Pachettino, PSG's Argentine coach. Benzema's first goal changed the course of the match."
Criticizing VAR, Pachettino said: "I don't believe it should be seen in 2022 either. I don't want to say anything about VAR. What happened was not right. It's hard to accept.
Real Madrid beat PSG 3-1 in the last leg of the last 16 of the Champions League. PSG won the first leg 1-0 at home. Carlo Ancelotti's side cut the ticket to the quarter-finals with a 2-2 lead over the two legs.
The Spanish football-based news outlet Marca quoted movie journalist Monica Mercante as saying that Khelaifi came down the stairs from the VIP box as soon as the last whistle blew. At that time his eyes were red.
Khelaifi entered the room of Real Madrid representative Mejia Davila by mistake. Then some officials came to get him out of there. In the end, Khelaifi was taken out of the representative team's room with great difficulty. However, he was repeatedly expressing dissatisfaction with the first goal scored by Benzema.