PSG president Al-Khelaifi storms referee room & breaks equipment
According to the referee’s report, Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi tried to storm into the referee’s dressing room and broke equipment after his side were knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid.
Madrid overturned a two-goal deficit in the last-16 second leg, with Karim Benzema’s second-half hat-trick sealing a 3-2 aggregate victory for Madrid.
It was the first of Benzema’s three goals which enraged PSG, who felt Benzema should have been called for a foul on goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma in the build-up.
What did Al-Khelaifi do after the game?
Al-Khelaifi’s outburst was documented in the referee’s report, as he “behaved aggresively and tried to enter the referee’s dressing room. When the referee asked them to leave, the president hit a piece of the assistant’s equipment, breaking it.”
According to Marca, Al-Khelaifi’s behaviour was recorded by a Real Madrid employee, who will likely send the footage to UEFA to study for a possible punishment.
What was said?
“The decision on Donnarumma is not fair,” Leonardo said after the game to Canal+. “The foul exists and it is clear. It’s impossible not to consult the VAR.
“But I’m not looking for excuses. We’ll have to see what we did.”