FC Porto coach Sergio Conceiçao believes that Chelsea were favored by the referee’s decisions on Wednesday night in Seville in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League lost by his team (0-2).
Regrets for FC Porto. The road to the Champions League semi-finals darkened on Wednesday night. The Portuguese side achieved a very bad deal when they lost 2-0 to Chelsea in the first leg in Sevilla. Mount (32nd) and Chilwell (85th) took advantage of the Dragons’ individual mistakes to take a big step towards qualification. “We had a good game, regrets Porto coach Sergio Conceiçao. Collectively we were strong but individual mistakes led to the opponent’s two goals.”
“We are not part of the Big 5 …”
Hard to digest, especially since the Portuguese team could have benefited from a penalty late in the game while Tuchel’s team led only 1-0. In the 72nd minute, the former Marseillais Cesar Azpilicueta pushes Moussa Marega into the penalty area. Despite the use of VAR, the Slovenian referee Slavko Vincic, does not award a penalty, provoking the fury of Sergio Conceiçao, sanctioned by a yellow card.
After the meeting, the former FC Nantes coach did not hesitate to send a message full of innuendo to express his anger. “We are not part of the Big 5 and today it felt in the refereeing”, he breathed before projecting on the return match, next Tuesday at Stamford Bridge (live on RMC Sport 2). “We are at half-time of this confrontation, we will fight until the last minute”, promises the Portuguese coach.
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