Diego Simeone and Atletico Madrid left-back Filipe Luis have been each livid with German referee Felix Brych’s performance for the duration of their facet’s 2-1 defeat to Barcelona within the first leg of Spanish facet’s Champions League tie.
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Fernando Torres acquired two bookable offences within the area of 10 mins after he had placed Atletico in the lead.
Simeone and Luis could not comprise their dismay, as Luis Suarez may want to have seen red for a wild kick at Juanfran in the first half of or a conflict with Filipe Luis after the spoil. Suarez scored a brace for Barcelona to win the competition.
While Simeone changed into questioned whether or not Torres should be blamed for his facet’s loss, he became adamant that he wouldn’t and hinted that he was sad with the referee’s overall performance.
“actually not Torres,” he answered, earlier than hinting a ways extra strongly that he changed into unhappy with the overall performance of German referee Felix Brych.
“i’m able to’t say what I need… I need to reflect onconsideration on what I’m pronouncing so I don’t say anything I shouldn’t,” he stated post-suit while requested about incidents concerning Luis Suarez.
“There have been more than two,” he said.
Filipe Luis however, turned into greater forthright in his evaluation of Brych and stated that Barcelona gets preferential treatment:
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“The sending off is completely unjust and modified the game.
“Barcelona are blanketed. When you play in opposition to them you recognise that they’re a very effective membership.
“You comprehend the concern whilst Barcelona may want to get knocked out. It would harm UEFA a lot.
“towards actual Madrid there has been a similar moment [from Suarez]. I don’t understand what they should do for someone to send considered one of them off.
“Fernando, fouls, cards. The referee has no longer visible many Madrid-Barcelona derbies. There might be eight pink playing cards.
“I don’t recognize what [a Barcelona player] has to do to get sent off.
“They despatched me off [in La Liga fixture] effectively, however the different crew isn’t treated the identical. That’s what hurts.”