Cape Town - Paris
Saint-Germain manager Unai Emery cut a frustrated figure after the 3-1
defeat to Real Madrid on Wednesday, due to what he saw as biased
Adrien Rabiot opened the scoring for the Parisians in the 33rd minute
of their last-16 first-leg clash at the Santiago Bernabeu, but on the
stroke of half-time a seemingly soft penalty decision went against PSG
for Giovani Di Celso's handball, which gave Cristiano Ronaldo the chance
to make it 1-1 from the spot.
Ronaldo completed his brace in the 83rd minute, after an apparent
foul from the 33-year-old in the build-up to the goal, which also
followed a handball from Sergio Ramos in the box that wasn't spotted.
Marcelo capped off the win for the hosts with a third goal in the 86th
"His tendency was to whistle more in favour of Real Madrid," Emery stated after the game, according to The Independent.
"We saw that in the cards, the fouls and the penalty. You can give
it. It wasn’t [a penalty] for me. The handball for Ramos I did not see
but they say it was a handball and a penalty. It’s not the same
"The team played a good match with a bad result. It’s a 3-1 but that
does not reflect what was seen on the pitch. With different refereeing,
it would have been a different result.
"It’s not one player or the ref. We all play a part. There were
decisions that clearly damaged us. They scored when we were at our