MANCHESTER – After being unexpectedly eliminated from the Champions League, Pep Guardiola appeared in the press room to comment on Manchester City-Tottenham. Guardiola focused on the two arbitral episodes, decided by the var, which sanctioned the elimination of his team. The Spanish coach is embittered especially on the Llorente network defined by him as "handball".
Guardiola's statements are reported by the Gazzetta dello Sport. "Yes, it's tough. It is cruel but we must accept it. I am in favor of the Var but perhaps Fernando Llorente's one-sided goal is handball, and seen from the side of the referee it is not. " And on the goal of 5-3 canceled by Sterling in the recovery adds: "I saw the action and who was in front of the screen decided that it was offside. We missed a penalty in the first leg but I am proud of my players and fans. I've never heard so much noise in the stadium since I was in Manchester, but football is unpredictable. "
Tottenham and Liverpool in the Champions League semifinals.
Tottenham and Liverpool are in the Champions League semifinals, where they will play against Ajax and Barcelona respectively. In the return of the quarters, in a spectacular game and from the continuous twists, Manchester City beat Tottenham 4-3 (3-2). But the London formation was promoted thanks to the 1-0 success of the first leg. The goals, in the first half at 4 ′ and at 21 ′ of Sterling, at 7 ′ and 10 ′ of Son, at 11 'of Bernardo Silva; in the second half, in the 14 ′ of Aguero, in the 28 ′ of Llorente, a network validated after a long consultation of the Var.
In the recovery Sterling canceled a network that would have restored the qualification to the City.
Never in doubt, on the contrary, the passage of the turn in favor of Liverpool, went to win 4-1 at Porto, already beaten 2-0 in the first leg. Goals in the first half at 26 'by Manè; in the second at 20 ′ of Salah, at 24 ′ of Militao, at 32 ′ of Firmino, at 39 ′ of Van Dijk.
Sources: La Gazzetta dello Sport and Ansa.
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