Due to Benzema, Pochettino launches a hard attack on the referee match between Saint-Germain and Real Madrid

BERLIN: Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino criticized the referee of his team’s match against Real Madrid and condemned the failure to use the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) purification to nullify the Royal Club’s first goal during the game that his team lost 1-3 Wednesday night in the second leg of the sixth round Ten of the Champions League. Saint-Germain appeared to be on their way to the quarter-finals after advancing with a goal with Kylian Mbappe, having won the first leg with an unanswered goal. But the French sniper Karim Benzema was the protagonist in extraordinary way with three goals (hat-trick) from Real Madrid to take him to the quarter-finals. Pochettino condemned Benzema’s failure to load during his first goal after interfering with goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. Pochettino told “Canal +” on Wednesday evening: “Too bad, there is a violation in favor of Donnarumma during the first goal, the speech about the fatal error cannot be ignored, it cannot happen in 2022”. He added: “Real Madrid’s first goal changed the game. I wonder what the mouse technology is, because there is a violation, it’s a shame.” He observed: “The game changed later. We controlled for 60 minutes, but the goal changed everything.” (Dpa)