UCL: Carlo Ancelotti angry over VAR decision for Manchester City equalizer
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti was left angered by Manchester City’s equaliser in
Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final first leg draw, insisting that the ball had gone out of play during the build-up.
The officials adjudged the ball to have been kept in play by Bernardo Silva when reaching for it close to the byline. Ancelotti was seen protesting at the decision at the time and went straight to the fourth official when Kevin De Bruvne found the net on 67 minutes.
Madrid had gone ahead after 36 minutes through
Vinicius Junior’s power strike and Ancelotti was not best pleased with the manner in which his side lost their lead, and ended up being cautioned for his adamant protests.
He is said to have been shown a clip shared bybeIN SPORTSwhich showed the ball had crossed the touchline in the lead-up to the leveller, which he alluded to in his press conference after the game.
He said: “The ball was off the pitch, that’s it.
Technology said it. I don’t understand why VAR didn’t check it. The referee didn’t pay attention to many things tonight.”