“It was 100% foul!” Rashford ‘dissatisfied’ with referee’s decision
Marcus Rashford expressed his dissatisfaction with the referee’s decision.
Manchester United drew 2-2 against Barcelona in the first leg of the 2022-23 European Football Federation (UEFA) Europa League (UEL) round of 16 playoff held at Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain at 2:45 am (Korean time) on the 17th. recorded As the second leg was played at home, United faced a more advantageous situation.
It was a big match comparable to the UEFA Champions League (UCL). It was not uncommon for two teams that led world football in the past to meet at UEL, especially in the playoffs. With just two matches, one of the two teams would withdraw from European competition this season.
Both teams operated their best lineups. With Casemiro at the center, Manchester United put forward all key players such as Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Bruno Fernandes, Rafael Baran and Luke Shaw. Barcelona also started Robert Lewandowski, Gaby, Pedri, Frenkie the Yong and Ronald Araujo as starters.
The match was tight. According to the play style, Barcelona was far ahead in possession, but the number of shots was similar. After the first half was 0-0, they drove a goal storm in the second half.
It all started with Barcelona. In the 5th minute of the second half, in a corner kick situation, Rafinha’s cross was headed by Marcos Alonso to split Man United’s net. Manchester United, who allowed the lead, immediately pursued. In the 7th minute of the second half, Rashford, who received Fred’s pass, shook Barcelona’s net with a simple right-footed shot.
Manchester United followed the flow. In the카지노사이트 14th minute of the second half, Rashford’s cross was hit by Fernandez and refracted, and the ball hit Jules Kunde again and went into Barcelona’s goal.
A 2-1 player situation. Manchester United had a golden opportunity to finish the game. As Rashford tried to get past Kunde and get into the box, Kunde tripped him. Manager Eric ten Haag immediately claimed a foul, but the referee made no decision. It was not a penalty kick because it was out of line, but most of the opinion that a foul should have been awarded. It was also argued that Kunde should have been sent off because he prevented Rashford from scoring.
The match eventually ended 2-2. It was a disappointing situation for Rashford. At the post-match press conference, Rashford was questioned about this. “It was an important moment that would decide the direction of the game. I don’t know why the referee or the assistant referee didn’t think about why I fell,” he said, expressing his doubts about the decision.
He continued, “I touched the ball and got ahead of Kunde. My foot was in front of the ball and his foot walked my leg. There was obvious contact. A 100% foul, if not a penalty, should have been awarded”.