PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and sporting director Leonardo walked furiously towards the referee’s changing room. They were hunting for McKelley to “punch and yell,” according to journalist Monica Marchant.
According to reports on his remarks to the Assistant Referee, Al-Khulaifi delivered a death threat to an actual employee and was fired.
Al-Khelaifi and Leonardo, according to Marchant, were already yelling for the referees’ locker room. It proved to be more difficult to locate than anticipated.
The president ended up in the office of Real Madrid’s representative, Carlos Mejia Davila. “It had to be moved because it was an embarrassment,” Mark says. The encounter was allegedly filmed by an unidentified Real Madrid employee.
When Al-Khelaifi understood this, he shouted out, “I will murder you,” according to Mark. The statues were to be removed, according to Leonardo. His security had to keep the president of Paris Saint-Germain calm.
After a 1-0 victory in Paris, PSG was defeated 3-1. Al-Khelaifi and Leonardo were already zealous in the final stages of the encounter. They screamed and waved their arms violently in the final minutes. This enraged the Dutch referee team, which resulted in a brawl.
As said by Mark, Al-Khelaifi and Leonardo were ordered to leave by the assistant referee, but they refused. Al-Khelaifi is believed to have shattered the assistant referee’s flag. In Madrid, the line officials were Hesel Steigstra and Jan de Vries.
The fourth referee was Allard Lindhout. VAR was played by Paul van Buekel, who was assisted by Kevin Bloom. The Dutch referee’s decision to permit Real Madrid’s equalizer sparked outrage in Paris.
Under the pressure of Karim Benzema, goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma hesitated and kicked the ball away. Vinicius Junior took advantage of the PSG goalkeeper’s poor kick and placed it in front of Benzema, who simply scored making the score 1-1.
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Benzema allegedly fouled Donnarumma, according to the PSG camp.”It’s a clear Benzema infraction on Donnarumma,” Leonardo remarked later. “It’s obvious that the referee made a mistake. However, we must not hunt for justifications. We need to come up with solutions.”
The lack of intervention by VAR referee Paul van Buickel, according to Mauricio Pochettino, is “unreasonable.”
“For me, it’s a blatant violation.” From every camera angle, it’s obvious. I’m not sure why VAR hasn’t been adopted.”