RB Leipzig coach Jesse Marsh has made no secret of his anger over Swedish referee Andreas Ekberg’s performance in 2-2 draw with Paris Saint-Germainfrom the European Champions League. The American coach accused the judge of favoring opponents in his standards and cited Neymar’s number 10.
– I was very angry with the referee and his decisions. “He didn’t protect us and that was the only way for me to show him my personality,” Marsh said in the post-match press conference.
“Many times it was as if he wanted to sign Neymar on his yellow card,” said the Leipzig coach.
RB Leipzig coach Jesse Marsch received a yellow card from Swedish referee Andreas Ekberg in a 2-2 draw with PSG – Photo: Filip Singer/EFE
Marsh was penalized with a yellow card from Ekberg in the 29th minute of the first half. The coach was furious when the referee did not whistle with a handball by Nuno Mendes, and shortly after, described a foul on Neymar.
The coach also cited the penalty kick that Leipzig decided at the end after the intervention of the video assistant referee. In the toss, Kimpembe jumps and falls over Nkunku in a dispute at the top (see picture below). Ekberg only indicated the penalty after going to the screen.
“He was not good. Even in the second penalty kick, he had to go to the VAR to see an obvious foul!”
Kimpembe practically climbs over Nkunku, in a foul that led to PSG’s second penalty kick for RB Leipzig – Photo: Annegret Hilse/Reuters
Leipzig won their first point in the Champions League, but they finished the match against Paris with 17 entries against only seven of the French, and Marsh deserved to win.
We played well from the start, we scored at the start. But when they lost the penalty kick, the situation changed and PSG returned. For us, it’s not easy now because we have to fight together and maybe this is an opportunity to make this an extra strength. We were better than PSG, but unfortunately we only got one point.
The German team no longer has a chance to advance to the round of 16 of the Champions League, but it is still fighting for a place in the European League. At 24, he will face Brugge in Belgium for the fifth round. City leads the group with nine points, followed by Paris Saint-Germain, who has eight.
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