“I would like to say something: we talk about respect with the referees, but he said: ‘Fuck off’ to Leandro Paredes. If we say that, we have a sanction of three or four matches,” certified the midfielder. Spanish ground of PSaint-Germain Ander Herrera at the microphone of RMC Sport. “I too heard him, he told me: ‘Fuck you'”, echoed Marco Verratti on the channel broadcasting the match. “If I say that, I’ll take ten matches.”
Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo also reacted. “We talked about that, I think you found the footage. It’s so clear I’m not even commenting,” said the Brazilian. “It’s a shame, the way, I don’t want to base our elimination on the refereeing issue, but I think there were a lot of situations that maybe weren’t handled well” by the referee, added the leader. Coach Mauricio Pochettino did not insist on the subject. “Verratti and Ander said it on TV, you have to believe what they told us. But today, the most important thing is that we are not in the final. I have nothing Heard from the sideline. UEFA may investigate, but that’s no excuse. ”
The meeting was chopped once Manchester City broke away, leading 2-0 and ensuring their qualification, after their victory (2-1) in Paris in the first leg. Angel Di Maria was sent off in the 69th minute for a Fernandinho kick. Paris Saint-Germain also received four warnings, for Herrera (22nd), Verratti (71st), Presnel Kimpembe (87th) and Danilo Pereira (89th).