Roma sweeper Kostas Manolas introduced a stinging attack on VAR after late controversy observed his side lose 3-1 to Porto in extra-time and be eradicated from the Champions League in the First Knockout Round.
Possessing direct from the initial leg 2-1, the Giallorossi ended up trailing by the very same score late in extra-time at Estadio Dragao and were being heading for a spot kick shootout, until finally Alessandro Florenzi was adjudged to have pulled Fernando’s shirt in the box.
Following a lengthy VAR consulation, Porto ended up awarded a place kick and Alex Telles fired home to knock Roma out 4-3 on aggregate.
On the other hand, with just minutes remaining, Lupi forward Patrik Schick was clipped in the penalty kick area by Danilo, despite the fact that the claims had been waved away by referee Cuneyt Cakir, main to Manolas hitting out.
“We go out with a bitter taste in our mouths,” the Greek defender told Sky Sport Italia. “I do not know how a place kick cannot be offered at this stage for this sort of a very clear offence [on Schick].
This is supposed to be the intent of VAR.
“The referee instructed us that he wouldn’t overview it and that there was absolutely nothing, but he should have absent to acquire a closer glimpse.
“They gave a place kick to Porto but denied a clear one for us. I’m sorry, but I don’t recognize why these matters constantly come about to us.”
Roma crashed out at the Initial Knockout Spherical for the fourth time in their previous five Champions League strategies.