7 most terrible mistakes by referees in the Champions League

Aytekin took the spotlight after his performance in the Barcelona-PSG clash. EFE

7 most terrible mistakes by referees in the Champions League

Patrick Power by Patrick Power @rfutbol - 0 +10k

For many, it is the best football competition in the world, but it is swarming with controversy due to errors from referees, which occur season after season.

Schalke 04 v Basil

It seems impossible for the linesman not to see up to four Schalke players in an offside position. The Basil defence played the offside trap well, but the goal was given. The Swiss team's coach, Murat Yakin, could not believe his eyes. His reaction says it all.

Barcelona v Chelsea

The Blues claimed up to five penalties which were all waved away by referee Obrevo. Barcelona won the game in the final stages and went through to the final for Guardiola to win his first Champions League.

Borussia Dortmund v Malaga

The Spanish club were knocked out of the Champions League after a last-minute goal in which four players from the German team were offside. Craig Thomson's assistant referees never officiated a European match again.

PSG V Barcelona

One of the many clashes between the two teams, the assistant did not see Ibrahimovic who was way offside, and the Swede took advantage of his position to beat Victor Valdes.

Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid

Real Madrid lifted the Champions League trophy for the eleventh time in Milan, but it was achieved in controversial fashion. Zidane's team triumphed in the penalty shoot-out, but had taken the lead in the first 90 minutes through a Ramos goal, which should have been blown offside.

Barcelona v PSG

Deniz Aytekin was heavily criticised in this fixture. He did not see a penalty from Mascherano on Di Maria, which would have meant the defender's dismissal, and he did award the home side a spot-kick for a non-existent foul from Marquinhos on Suarez.

Real Madrid v Bayern Munich

The last performance from a referee to be dressed down. Kassai did not have a good match, piling up mistake after mistake: First he did not send Vidal off, only for then to show him the red card for a foul where he had got the ball. He also took pity on Casemiro and did not show him a second booking. His linesmen did not help him, with the 1-2, 2-2 and 3-2 goals all scored in offside positions.


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